Google launches $25 million AI Impact Challenge
By Khari Johnson
Google AI today announced the AI for Social Good initiative, an ongoing project to apply core AI research and engineering efforts to social good projects both inside Google and among the broader AI ecosystem.
As part of the initiative, Google.org launched the AI Impact Challenge, a contest to support various AI for good projects with up to $25 million in funding. Grantees will be announced at the I/O developer conference in spring 2019. AI systems made with the AI Impact Challenge will be open-sourced.
Inside Google, programs supported by the AI for Social Good program include the use of TensorFlow to mitigate traffic incidents in Iowa and augmented reality microscopes to help health care professionals do their jobs.
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