Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020 (Total Prize: $116,000)

Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020 (Total Prize: $116,000)
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Applications are open for the Alibaba Cloud Global Al Innovation Challenge 2020. As cloud and Al technologies are shaping all industries globally and driving numerous innovations, Alibaba Cloud has launched the Machine Learning Platform for Al (PAO service to empower Al developers and innovators by lowering technical barriers and development costs.


The Alibaba Cloud Global Al Innovation Challenge is an open competition for global Al developers, researchers, startups and solution providers to make and/or enhance their products or projects based on machine learning using PAI.

The winners of the challenge will share $55,000 USD cash prizes and $61,000 cloud credits in total.

Deadline: October 16, 2020.

1st Place: 1 Team

  • $20,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
  • $5,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • $5,000 PAI Credits

2nd Place: 2 Teams

  • $10,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
  • $4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • $4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits

3rd Place: 3 Teams

  • $5,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
  • $2,500 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • $2,500 PAI Credits

Innovation Award: 10 Teams

  • $1,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • $1,000 PAI Credits

In addition, all winners will also get the following benefits:

  • Award Certificates
  • Priority to become Alibaba Cloud MVP or Student Ambassador
  • Global Exposure


  • Open to all Al Developers and Innovators across the world;
  • Applicants must be using machine learning for their projects.

Judging Criteria

The assessment will be based on the following aspects:

Innovation and Creativity(30%): How original and creative is the project? Is there any technological and/or social innovation in the project? (An existing project created by your own team can be submitted to the challenge and will be consider as an original one.)

Technical Feasibility and Complexity (40%): How much does the project leverage machine learning algorithms? Can the machine learning model(s) the project uses solve the problem(s) it targets? Is the project technically scalable?

Social or Business Value (30%): How much does the project contribute to a certain industry or field? Can the project be widely used?


  • Participants must have an account on Alibaba Cloud International Site before registering for the challenge.
  • In order to get PAI coupon and start using PAI, you are required to add a valid payment method to your account. (If you are a university/college student and do not have a valid payment method, please get student verification before claiming the coupon. )
  • A team may consist one or more participants. The coupon and award will be only given to one account for a team and cannot be separated.

Click here to apply. For more information, visit their webpage.

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