February 2022

AI Hackathon of Innopolis University

Innopolis University has opened registration for an online AI Hackathon with a prize fund of 1 million rubles (≈ $12000).

The international industry hackathon in the field of artificial intelligence “Global AI Challenge” will be held on February 9—24. Applications are accepted until February 7 from teams of 2—6 people consisting of young specialists, teachers, graduate students of the Data Science direction, students of leading educational organizations in Russia and neighboring countries.
The teams will have to solve the task of predicting the activity of small molecule inhibitors with known experimental activity against COVID-19. The best solutions created at the hackathon will be considered for further development. The winner will receive 500,000 rubles (≈ $6000), the second and third place winners — 300,000 (≈ $3600) and 200,000 rubles (≈ $2400), respectively. 
Ramil Kuleev, Director of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at Innopolis University: "The use of machine learning technologies in the search for new materials with specified properties is an actively developing trend all over the world. In fact we are watching AI technologies revolutionize physics, bioinformatics and pharmaceuticals. Holding a hackathon is a good opportunity to increase interest in this topic and find strong teams around the world. This year we are holding the first international hackathon Open AI Challenge specifically on the topic of AI in new materials. The competition is planned to be made annual, in the future tracks on the use of AI in industry, medicine and other industries will be added."
During the tasks participants will be advised by a team of specialists from the Institute of AI at Innopolis University, which took second place at the world competition for the use of artificial intelligence Open Catalyst Challenge. The evaluation of the solutions presented by the teams is carried out on a validator that uses classification accuracy metrics.
Registration and details: https://globalai.innopolis.university/eng 

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