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Wednesday, July 06 2022 - 12:29
Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE Now Underway — Enticing Cash Prizes Up for Grabs
SHENZHEN, China, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The 2022 Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE was officially launched recently and opened 
to online registration, with all full-time students who are formally enrolled 
at a higher-education institution now eligible to enroll in the competition, 
and compete for US$210,000 in prize money. The competition is jointly held by 
the Jiangsu Association of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), Huawei Consumer 
Cloud Service Department, and Huawei Nanjing Research Center, and aims to 
engage with aspiring young developers who share a passion for AI, as well as a 
commitment to applying AI to more scenarios for a fully connected, intelligent 

The Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE is now in its fourth consecutive year since its 
start in 2019, and had attracted 2,500+ algorithm submissions, from nearly 
8,000 teams in 45 countries and regions over its first three years. More than 
150 contestants have been awarded. A number of outstanding contestants from the 
top universities and colleges in China were enrolled by Huawei. The competition 
marries theory with practice, bringing together young talent to nurture new AI 
technologies in both a theoretical and practical sense.

Wang Yue, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Application Ecosystem BU, 
set forth the competition's lofty ambitions, noting, "The development of AI has 
ushered in an era of ubiquitous intelligence. We aim to inspire global campus 
talent to explore new AI frontiers, and solve global problems."

Advice from internationally renowned experts and Huawei professionals

The competition has been enriched by the contributions of acclaimed 
international AI experts, who provide contestants with advice and mentorships. 
This year's slate of experts includes Zhi-Hua Zhou, Professor and Head of the 
Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University and a 
foreign member of the Academy of Europe; Pascal Van Hentenryck, AAAI Fellow, A. 
Russell Chandler III Chair, and Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School; and 
Giuseppe De Giacomo, AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, and Full Professor at Sapienza 
University of Rome. Their expertise will bring an element of industry authority 
to the competition, and promote industrial and academic achievements, as well 
as research.

Three contest proposals, addressing real world challenges

Experts assessed potential contest proposals using the following five criteria: 
technical innovation, practical value, risk assessment, popularity, and 
difficulty, and ultimately settled on three proposals, encompassing practical 
application of AI in ad recommendations, mapping, and interactive media 
services. The first proposal is "knowledge-driven spoken dialogue"; the second 
proposal is "intelligent quality inspection of lane rendering data"; the last 
proposal is "CTR prediction through cross-domain data from ads and news feeds".

Prize money up for grabs

The contest was opened to registration on June 24, and will include preliminary 
(June 24 to August 24) and elite final (September 3 to mid-September) stages. 
Following an online competition in the preliminary stage, seven teams will be 
selected from each proposal to enter the elite final, where a total of 21 teams 
for the three proposals will compete for cash prizes via an online competition 
and presentation.

Huawei's Shining Star Program has set aside a total of US$210,000 as prize 
money for the contest, which will be distributed to the top seven teams for 
each of the three proposals. The champion will be awarded US$35,000, the first 
runner-up US$15,000, and the second runner-up US$10,000. In addition, four 
teams will earn an honorary mention, which entitles them to US$2,500.

Huawei warmly invites all student developers who are daring enough to challenge 
themselves, to showcase their best work to the wider world.

Click here( 
) to register today!

SOURCE: Huawei

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