A lot of expensive hardware and other swank prizes are up for grabs, courtesy of NVIDIA
and Hackster.io partnering to launch the AI the Edge Challenge. It's a competition centered around NVIDIA's Jetson Nano Developer Kit
, whereby developers are being asked to build "unique and creative projects" to chance to win from a pool of prizes valued at around $100,000.
"In this contest, you’ll tap into the power of the new NVIDIA Jetson Nano—a powerful, easy-to-use, mini AI computer that lets you run multiple neural networks in parallel. It’s perfect for any project using image classification, object detection, segmentation, speech processing, and more," Hackster.io states in a blog post.
Obviously NVIDIA is interested in promoting the Jetson Nano, though tying into that, NVIDIA and Hackster.io are sending the message that adding artificial intelligence
to a project does not have to be a daunting affair. This competition is a neat way to encourage developers to give it a whirl, and potentially win some sweet prizes in return.
Developers are free to be creative, though there are three specific categories the competing projects must fall into. They include...
- Autonomous Machines and Robotics
- Intelligent Video Analytics and Smart Cities
- Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)
NVIDIA and Hackster.io will select one of the projects for a special "AI Social Impact Award," which recognizes a solution that leverages AI to have a clear and positive impact on people's lives and/or the environment.
Thousands of prizes are up for grabs, including a Titan RTX
, Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit, Public Cloud Compute credits, NVIDIA Shield, free access to courses from NVIDIA's Deep Learning Institute (DLI), and even a paid trip to NVIDIA GTX 2020.