Are you a programmer, modder, game designer, AI researcher, or just an enthusiast with a love for artificial intelligence or science? Today general artificial intelligence R&D company GoodAI, sister company of the creators of the popular PC title Space Engineers, launches its General AI Challenge. The Challenge is designed to tackle crucial research problems in human-level AI development. GoodAI will distribute $5mil in prizes among the various rounds of the multi-year Challenge.
The Challenge kicks off with a 6-month “warm-up” round, open to the worldwide community of researchers and programmers (both for individuals and teams). The winners will share $50,000 (USD) in prize money.
“In our efforts to develop human-level artificial intelligence, our greatest challenge has been to create an AI that is able to learn like a human,” explains Marek Rosa, CEO/CTO at GoodAI and creator of Space Engineers. “This task calls for inventors at heart. I believe that there is a lot of talent in the gaming community with the right skillset to solve this kind of challenge.”
GoodAI wants to incentivize talent to focus on developing safe and beneficial general purpose artificial intelligence. General AI is humanity’s biggest frontier and the ultimate leverage to expedite advancements in science and technology, tackle disease, and learn more about our universe. The Challenge was presented as a “citizen science” approach to the research needed to push the boundaries of AI.
The organizers of the Challenge have partnered with Microsoft Czech Republic and Slovakia and NVIDIA to empower talented researchers and programmers who would otherwise lack computational resources for their experiments. To help develop their solutions, participants worldwide will be provided with free access to Microsoft Azure cloud space. In addition to monetary prizes, participants will get a chance to win a cutting-edge NVIDIA GPU.
For more information about the General AI Challenge read Marek Rosa’s latest blog-post or visit the official Challenge website: www.general-ai-challenge.org. For the latest news, follow the General AI Challenge on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter.