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Qatar University Launches Artificial Intelligence National Competition | Qatar University

Qatar University Launches Artificial Intelligence National Competition

2018-11-19
Abbes Amira Qatar University Launches Artificial Intelligence National Competition

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) launched the Artificial Intelligence National Competition (AINC) that is challenging students, developers, professionals and researchers to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle some challenges and relevant problems related to 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. This competition is also an opportunity to raise awareness of AI technology in Qatar and provides a platform for participants to share AI ideas and applications.

AI national competition is accepting submissions between 18 November 2019 and 15 March 2019. The competition consists of two levels and participants are required to submit either a “Concept & Design” or “Proof of Concept & Demo.”

Only one submission will be considered later in the evaluation stage and it is encouraged that participants register early in order to plan and build their solution and demos.

In his comment, CENG Dean Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda said, “The competition will recognize the developers who are paving the path for future innovative AI technologies which can be deployed to support infrastructure and address challenges in Qatar 2022 World Cup”.

“The ideas and solutions will be evaluated based on innovation, complexity and feasibility for implementation and cost,” he added.

Of the benefits of participating, CENG Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Abbes Amira said, “The top three ideas for both competition options will each receive prizes plus an opportunity to present the idea and present demos at an AI workshop taking place on 15th April 2019 at Qatar University, College of Engineering. The workshop will be attended by the AI research community in Qatar, plus internationally recognized speakers in the AI field”.

“The competition welcomes AI solutions which can be deployed to resolve the following problems: Automatic and real-time detection of trolls over social media, real-time AI solutions for assisting referees to take prompt decisions, crowd monitoring and behavior analysis, and finally detection and prevention of attacks and malware in IoT based systems for 2022 World Cup data collection and analysis,” he added.

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