Final Date to Register and Pay

Jan 19

Collaborate with District 3 on Proposals

Jan-Mar 2017

Submit Proposal

March 2017

XPrize Team Announcement

April 2017

District 3 Team Support

April-Nov 2017

About IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a four-year, $5 Million (USD), open and global competition, challenging teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges.

The prize aims to accelerate adoption of AI technologies, and spark creative, innovative and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable and solve societal grand challenges.


What About Montreal?

Following a generous donation by a Concordia University, District 3 has decided to invest in our city’s artificial intelligence startup community.

The AI XPRIZE challenge is a fitting initiative for this effort considering three things:

  • Reputable AI research labs, such as such as UdeM Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) and McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab. The city must build upon those to ensure it has a strong presence in the AI International scene beyond research, so in education, entrepreneurship, and industry adoption as well.
  • The impact of emerging technology on global society.
  • The need for Canada and Montreal to invest in emerging technology fields to remain competitive.

AI XPrize Programs By District 3

You won’t be alone!

The AI XPrize Program has been tailored to those looking to pursue the IBM Watson Competition.

The two-phase cohort will help you grow and develop your idea through customized content, personalized coaching and access to a large network of seasoned mentors in the fields of AI, health and education.

The program has cultivated a pool of partners who will work with teams to help them secure R&D grant funding and financing to further advance their projects.

Checkout AI/X Prize Website

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