Intel's $100,000 Perceptual Computing Challenge 2
Written by Sue Gee   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Intel is looking for "breakthru apps" in the emerging field of perceptual computing.  A new challenge has just begun with a million dollar prize pool.

The competition, the second to be staged, is for "the most innovative ideas that leverage the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK" and in the first phase, which runs until June 17th contestants need to register and provide details of an idea in one of four categories:

  • Perceptual Gaming
  • Open Innovation
  • Creative User Experience
  • Productivity

This video trailer showcases some of the ideas from the previous Perceptual Computing Challenge:



Judges will select 750 finalists from the ideas submission round who will each receive a Creative Interactive Gesture Camera Kit (commercially available at $149), which they can keep if they go on to submit a demo of an app.




The following table shows the stages through which contestants can progress: 

Phase Starts at
8:00 GMT
Ends at
23:59 GMT
Idea Submission May 6 June 17
Judging & Loaner Camera
June 18 June 25
Early Profile Form Submission      June 26    July 17
Early Demo App Submission June 26 August 6
Final Demo App Submission June 26 August 13 


This round of the competition has similar eligibility rules to the previous one but now includes more countries. It is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and D.C.), Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), the United Kingdom, India, South Korea, Germany, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Russia, Israel, Australia, Spain, France, Belgium and Indonesia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry and are able to read and understand the English language.

It is open to individuals and teams interestingly Intel encourages contestants to submit apps they have used in previous competitions as long as they use the Perceptual Computing features.



The Grand Prize Winner will receive $100,000 USD plus $50,000 in marketing and development consultations and in each category there will be cash prizes:

1 x  First Place Prize of $75,000 + $12,500 in Marketing and Development Consultations

3 x  Second Place Prizes of $10,000

20 x Third Place Prizes of $5,000 each

Intel obviously has high hopes of  its Perceptual Computing initiative  and the lure of getting one of the new Creative camera kits should be enough to get developers equally excited.


More Information

Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge Website

Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge Official Rules

Download Perceptual Computing SDK

Creative Intel Developer Kit

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