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2018 China International Big Data Fusion Innovation & Artificial Intelligence Global Competition

Introduction to Competition
To seize the opportunities in artificial intelligence industry, Guiyang Municipal People’s Government, China Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Alliance (China Center for Information Industry Development) and Intel (China) Co. Ltd. signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation on August 30, aiming at establishing long-term strategic and cooperative relations. By building artificial intelligence open platform, innovation accelerator, and etc, all parties will reinforce cooperation in such aspects as industrial ecology, technology platform, application of AI in vertical fields, industrial exchanges and marketing. Each party will give full play to their advantages and resources to accelerate China’s AI development in eco-system and application innovation.
Under the guidance of Big Data Expo Organizing Committee, 2018 China International Big Data Fusion Innovation & Artificial Intelligence Global Competition has been officially launched on January 19th., 2018, becoming the first integration and innovation competition in the new year. To be held both nationally and internationally, this competition will provide new momentum for the in-depth integration of the Internet, big data, and artificial intelligence with the real economy through strengthening cooperation with AI leading enterprises at home and abroad, recruiting outstanding innovation teams, establishing international AI platforms for exchanges, and building the eco-system of big data integration and innovation
Regional competition

International Regional competition

  • China
    (Beijing)
  • United States
    (Silicon Valley)
  • Israel
    (Tel Aviv)

Domestic Regional competition

  • East China
    (Shanghai)
  • South China
    (Shenzhen)
  • Central China
    (Hangzhou)
Purpose
Exploring the platform value
Promoting ecosystem development
Stimulating innovative application
Expanding influence
Strengthening global technical cooperation
introducing over 20 excellent AI projects to the Open Innovation Platform
collecting more than 1,000 projects developed by both foreign and AI domestic teams
innovatively applying AI technologies to fields related to economic and social development
covering over 1,000,000 people by effective advertisement
involving 6 competition Regional competition, including 3 international ones, projects from over 10 countries or regions, and over 50 AI technical experts, 100 top investors and 10,000 innovative developers
Organization
Host

Organizing Committee of 2018 China International Big Data Industry Expo

Organizers

Intel(China) Co. Ltd.

China Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Alliance

Guiyang Block Data City Construction Co. Ltd

Guiyang YottaCloud Technologies Co. Ltd.

Supporters

Guizhou Administration of Big Data Development

Guiyang Municipal People’s Government

Gui’an New Area Management Committee

Awards
China Artificial Intelligence Open Innovative Platform Prize (All the awards are pre-tax)

Prize money for finals

First Prize: RMB 1,000,000

Second Prize: RMB 650,000

Third Prize: RMB 400,000

Special Prizes: RMB 300,000 * 3 (Platform Application Innovation Prize / Intel Application Innovation Prize / Data Application Innovation Prize)

Excellent Project Prizes: RMB 200,000 * 4

Regional competition Prizes

China Regional competition Prizes: RMB 100,000 for the first prize, RMB 50,000 for the second prize) and RMB 30,000 for the third prize (three China Regional competition and Beijing international Regional competition)

Overseas Regional competition Prizes: USD 20,000 for the first prize, USD 10,000 for the second prize) and USD 5,000 for the third prize (the United States Regional competition and Israel Regional competition)

Non-cash Awards

Teams entering semifinals and finals will be granted the following non-cash awards

• Demonstration in Big Data Expo

• Exclusive interviews with Big Data Expo media and chances to promote themselves and their projects on Big Data Expo official website

• Opportunities to promote themselves and their projects through hundreds of mainstream media from home and abroad and participate in activities held by the organizing committee during the Big Data Expo

Preferential treatment for projects to be introduced in Guiyang

• Industrial policy support from Guiyang Municipal People’s Government

• Venture capital fund support

• Free access to resources in Artificial Intelligence Open Innovation Platform

• Priority to get data and resources provided by Guiyang city

• Access to Artificial Intelligence Innovation Accelerator with low cost

Description and Rules

Application & Innovation Competition

The competition encourages teams to apply AI technologies to real scenes.

What Entries may enter

Products and projects applied in areas such as life, industry, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, culture, education, and etc, with the usage of AI technologies such as image, voice, natural language processing, data mining and software algorithms and etc.
Competitors shall abide by relevant state laws and entries shall be innovative.

Who may enter

Registered technological companies, which meet the national standards and have no negative records

University teams led by advising professors

Participators with mature products, prototypes and complete core teams

Teams have ownership of their participating products, technologies and related patents and shall have no property disputes with other companies or individuals

Rules

Projects in Preliminary Competition are welcomed to use any software and hardware platforms.

Projects in Semifinals & Finals are recommended to use the China Artificial Intelligence Open Innovation Platform and its AI products and technologies. The platform was built in Guiyang and open to global users. Platform users can gain bonus points and have opportunities to win two special prizes: Platform Application Innovation Prize and Intel Application Innovation Prize.

To promote further integration of the real economy with urgent problems needed to be solved in social development, the organizing committee has prepared real scenes and industrial data covering 9 industrial fields such as transportation, medical care, and people’s livelihood, and all participants are welcomed to use them. “Data Application Innovation Prize” will be set in the finals as an incentive.

Procedures for Participation

Start your registration and submit proposals by visiting the official website (www.chinaopen.ai)

Contact person:Li Kaichao

mobile phone:+86 18198241716

e-mail:kaichao.li@yottacloud.cn

Time:Feb, 2018 to Mar, 2018

20 to 24 teams will be selected out of 1000 teams from 6 competition Regional competition, and the top 3 or 4 teams will be selected from each Regional competition

Deadline: late April 2018

Semifinals & Finals will be held in Guiyang from May 23th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018.

Award-winning projects will be exhibited in Guiyang during the Big Data Expo (May 25th, 2018 to May 29th, 2018)

SPECIAL STATEMENT
In order to further increase the brand influence of the 2018 Big Data Expo Artificial Intelligence Global Competition and to attract more outstanding AI project teams to participate while being in conformity with openness, fairness and impartiality, the Organizing Committee could select same level or industry-recognized, excellent AI application project teams based on the project quality of Regional competition promotion, field of application and expertise within 5 working days after the preliminary round. Without occupying the Regional competition team promotion places, the Organizing Committee could add up to 6 teams as wild card to participate in the semifinal after a comprehensive evaluation from the selected teams.