Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020 ( $116,000)

As cloud and AI technologies are shaping all industries globally and driving numerous innovations, Alibaba Cloud has launched the Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) service to empower AI developers and innovators by lowering technical barriers and development costs. The Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge is an open competition for global AI developers, researchers, startups and solution providers to make and/or enhance their products or projects based on machine learning using PAI.


Open to All AI Developers and Innovators

$50,000+ Computing Compability and Exclusive Resources for Participants

$116,000 in Total Worth in Prizes for Winners

Prizes and Benefits

The winners of the challenge will share $55,000 USD cash prizes and $61,000 cloud credits in total.

1st Place: 1 Team
$20,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
$5,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
 $5,000 PAI Credits

2nd Place: 2 Teams 
$10,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax) 
$4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
 $4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits

3rd Place: 3 Teams 
$5,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax) 
$2,500 Alibaba Cloud Credits
 $2,500 PAI Credits

Innovation Award: 10 Teams
$1,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
$1,000 PAI Credits

In addition, all winners will also get the following benefits:

Award Certificates

Priority to become Alibaba Cloud MVP or Student Ambassador

Global Exposure

How to Join the Challenge

The challenge is open to anyone who is using machine learning for their projects. Please follow the steps to register to the challenge and claim your benefits (see step-by-step guide). Create an account >

Sign up to Alibaba Cloud for free and complete your basic information register for the Challenge >

Please register for the challenge on TianchiGet Coupon & Start Using PAI >

Claim a $50 PAI coupon and start using PAI Submit Your Project >

The deadline for the 1st round submission is Oct 16Requirements for registration

  •  Participants must have an account on Alibaba Cloud International Site before registering for the challenge.
  •  In order to get a PAI coupon and start using PAI, you are required to add a valid payment method to your account. (If you are a university/college student and do not have a valid payment method, please get student verification before claiming the coupon. )
  •  A team may consist of one or more participants. The coupon and award will be only given to one account for a team and cannot be separated.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly follow the link below to apply

Click here to apply for the Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020

Application Deadline: October 16th 2020

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