|Google's AI Impact Challenge - $25 Million For Social Good|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 30 October 2018|
At the Google AI For Social Good event, Google.org, issued a call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive funding from a $25M pool together with support from Google’s AI experts to transform ideas into action.
Google.org is Google's nonprofit arm which, since 2005, has invested in innovative organizations using technology to build a better world. Introducing the AI Impact Challenge its Application Guide states:
At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. That’s why we’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges.
It goes on to say that it is looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use.
Ideas will be judged according to the following criteria:
The Challenge is open to any nonprofit organization, public charity, or for-profit business from around the world (with the usual exceptions of Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria), provided that they apply on behalf of a project that has an explicit charitable purpose. Individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.
Applications have to be in English using an online form that is estimated to take a couple of hours to complete. You can't save partly completed applications forms so you are recommended to draft your answers to its 52 questions in advance. You have to provide an outlining the societal problem your project would address together with details of your proposed solution, types of data and use of AI and impacts and risks.
The deadline for applications is January 20, 2019. If you are selected to receive a grant, the standard grant agreement will require any intellectual property created with grant funding from Google be made available for free to the public under a permissive open source license.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 October 2018 )|