Contest Alert: Microsoft Al Idea Challenge Contest For Data Professionals 2018

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is a competition for developers, students, professionals and data scientists seeking innovative, breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Preference will be given for solutions developed on Microsoft AI Platform and services.


This competition recognizes the developers who are paving the path for future of AI development, and helping to accelerate Microsoft AI adoption and innovation. This opportunity also provides a platform for developers, students and data scientists community to freely share AI models and applications, so they are reusable and easily accessible.



Individuals or teams are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition.

To be eligible, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:

Your entry must be your own original work; and

For video entry, please note the video must be solely the work of the person/team, including but not limited to, the actual filming, editing, graphic design, etc. of the video.

Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and

You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and

To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated contest such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest; and

Your entry may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft.



1st Place

Surface Book 2 Microsoft 13.5″ Surface Book 2 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook.

2nd Place

DJI Drone DJI Drone- DJI Mavic Pro Bundle (Drone, Bag, Extra Props).

3rd Place

Xbox One Xbox One


Application method

1st Step

Upload your project – To submit an entry, visit the Contest website and follow the instructions to register and submit your entry.

2nd Step

Idea review – Please submit a working AI model, test dataset, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition. Your submitted project goes through detailed review process by our judges.

3rd Step

Winner announcement – Winners will be announced within 14 days after contest closes.

4th Step

Prizes – The top three ideas (each) win prizes as mentioned below in the “Prizes” section, plus an opportunity to present a possible video on AI Lab with Microsoft to showcase the solution.


Visit the Official webpage of the The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge 2018 for more information.



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