Acumos AI Challenge to speed AI adoption

AT&T and Tech Mahindra are sponsoring the Acumos AI Challenge, the open source developer competition seeking innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

Working with The Linux Foundation, the companies encourage students, developers and data scientists to submit their ground-breaking AI solutions for the chance to win prize money and industry recognition. AT&T and Tech Mahindra will award $100,000 in prizes, and the finalists will have the chance to travel to San Francisco to pitch their solutions on September 11.

Finalists could also have their models featured in the Acumos Marketplace and win meetings with AT&T and Tech Mahindra executives.

The Acumos AI Challenge is seeking AI solutions across: 5G & SDN – Apps that improve the overall performance and efficiencies of 5G networks and software-defined networking; Media & Entertainment – AI models targeting use in media or entertainment; Security – AI apps around network security like advanced threat protection, cyber security, IoT security, etc.; and Enterprise Solutions – AI models targeting enterprise use, like solutions for automotive, home automation, infrastructure and IoT.

Mazin Gilbert, vice president of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs said, “We can’t wait to see what inventive solutions come from cross-collaboration and ultimately enable us to create global harmony in AI.”

Ashish Julka, senior vice president, Tech Mahindra said, “This initiative will yield innovative ideas to speed AI adoption across businesses and help address large problems in the marketplace.”

“The Acumos AI Challenge provides a great incentive for developers and data scientists to look at new and creative ways to use and share AI applications and models across industries,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.


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