As a part of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for social good, Google has announced the launch of AI Impact Challenge.
The Google AI Impact Challenge is open to nonprofits, academics, and social enterprises from around the world to submit proposals on how they could use AI to help address some of the world’s greatest social, humanitarian and environmental problems.
Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google grant funding from a $25 million pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
Grantees will also join a specialized Launchpad Accelerator program, and Google promises to tailor additional support to each project’s needs in collaboration with data science nonprofit DataKind.
In spring of 2019, an international panel of experts, who work in computer science and the social sector, will help Google choose the top proposals.
“At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives.
“That’s why we’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges.
“Selected organizations will receive customized support to help bring their ideas to life: coaching from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
“We’re looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use,” the Internet giant stated.
Google said AI Impact Challenge applicants do not necessarily have to be AI experts, stressing that the Impact Challenge is for any nonprofit or researcher that has a great idea.
The firm has also built, for nonprofits or researchers that want help brainstorming ideas, an educational guide with introductions to AI and the types of problems it’s well-suited for, as well as workshops in key locations around the world.
Organizations around the world have until 11:59:59pm PST January 22, 2019 to submit applications.
After the deadline, Google and its panel of experts will review proposals and announce grant recipients in spring 2019.