Imagine Cup Junior 2021 Underway
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Friday, 09 October 2020

Microsoft has announced the launch of Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge 2021. This is the second year the competition for secondary students has run, with last year's competition seeing entries from students across 23 countries.

Entrants are asked to come up with ideas to make their world a better place with the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and students can enter no matter how experienced in technology they are. Students aged 13 to 18 can take part, individually or in teams up to 6, by developing an AI concept based on Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives. These include AI for Humanitarian Action, AI for Earth, AI for Cultural Heritage, AI for Accessibility and new for 2021, AI for Health.

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Microsoft says it has introduced several new elements to the challenge including webinars, hackathons and a beginners kit. When entrants register, they get an Imagine Cup Junior resource kit. This includes a set of five 45-minute lessons to get the students to the point where they can work on the challenge, along with guides for students and teachers, and slides for various modules for teams who'd like to go further. The modules include Fundamentals of AI, Machine Learning, Applications of AI in real life, Deep learning and neural networks, and AI for Good.

Other materials that teams and their parents and teachers can use include a hackathon kit with videos from members of Microsoft’s Education, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud teams, and access to a series of AI webinars. 

Registration is now open and will close May 21 2021.

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