The Google AI social good contest is another big area by Google to eliminate the biases in the AI software company that could replicate the blind spots and prejudices of human beings. The most notable and recent example was Google admitting that it could not find a solution to fix its photo-tagging algorithm from identifying black people in photos as gorillas, initially a product of a largely white and Asian workforce not able to foresee how its image recognition software could make such fundamental mistakes in January.
Google AI contest is an open 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 support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
Google AI Social Good Contest Details
Course Level: Award
Eligible Countries: All
Impact. How will the proposed project address a societal challenge, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? Is there a clear plan to deploy the AI model for real-world impact, and what are the expected outcomes?
Feasibility. Does the team have a well-developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Does the team have a plan to access a meaningful dataset and technical expertise to apply AI to the problem? Have they identified the right partners and domain experts needed for implementation?
Use of Google AI. Does the proposal apply AI technology to tackle the issue it seeks to address?
Scalability. If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?
Responsibility. Does the proposed use of artificial intelligence align with Google’s AI Principles? See Google’s Responsible AI Practices for practical guidance.
Value Google AI of Award
Selected applicants will receive coaching from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25 million pool, and credits and consulting from Google Cloud. Grantees will also join a specialized Launchpad Accelerator program, and we’ll tailor additional support to each project’s needs in collaboration with data science nonprofit DataKind.
Method of Application:
If you have an idea and your organization is eligible (see FAQs), you’re ready to apply. Download the application form and apply through the link below.
Organizations will have until 11: 59:59 pm PST January 22, 2019, to submit their applications. After the deadline, Google and our panel of experts will review proposals and announce grant recipients in spring 2019.