UAE offering US$1m prize in AI and Robotics

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE

In a sign of things to come, the United Arab Emirates is running a competition to find applications for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in the areas of Education, Healthcare and Social Services.

The focus on areas that have the potential to improve people’s lives is interesting and timely, given that one of the first major uses for IBM’s Watson is also in Healthcare.

With an award for international entries of US$1m, this competition is likely to attract a lot of interest around the world. Furthermore, with the substantial award, it looks like AI is finally entering the realm of respectability when it comes to attracting investment.

The competition’s organising committee will begin accepting submissions from 15th June, 2015. For more details on the competition, follow the link below.

Robotics for Good Website

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