Texas A&M University opens application for NIST-funded AI Prize competition


Texas A&M University invites the public to apply for a competition to develop artificial intelligence systems designed to help first responders and smart communities interpret data from Internet of Things devices.

Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Communities, Smart Responder AI for IoT Prize Challenge seeks to use emerging technology to aggregate and present actionable environmental data to public safety professionals in real time.

The goal is to create AI systems that work to ingest unknown data from various sources and evaluate and categorize data based on metadata and other contextual information.

NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Division awarded Texas A&M University about $1.2 million for the competition, which is set to open Nov. 20. Interested parties have until January 10, 2023 to submit concept papers for the first phase of the challenge.

During Phase 2, a team of subject matter experts will judge entrants’ fully functional systems and select entries for a live demo event in Disaster City in the fall of 2023.

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000.


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