AI Awards 2019: What to include in your Application

    Applications for 2019 AI Awards are now open, so here are some tips on how to maximise your online application and better your chances of being shortlisted for the finals.

    It is important to provide as much detail as possible in your application. The more thought and effort put into your initial submission the better chance you will have of being shortlisted.

    Last year, great companies who are pioneering Artificial Intelligence in Ireland missed out on the cut because of a poorly thought out online application. Our panel can only judge the quality of your online submission.

    Our panel will also be tasked to judge on originality, complexity and impact. We want to know how your brand, product or project can change the world and positively affect society in some way.

    Here are some key guidelines to help you submit a perfect application form:


    Company Profile

    Please provide a brief overview of what your company does. How has your company started to apply AI and new technology within the business? What inspired you to do so and what is the goal?


    Reason for Nomination

    What is the problem you are trying to solve? How did you go about it? How difficult was it? What challenges did you need to overcome? What was the result?

    The most important aspect is to explain to us how this project or product will positively impact our everyday lives either today or in the future. How will it change how we do business or how we produce products? How many people will be impacted by the changes?

    For example:

    • Technological / Technical Achievement – New type of machine learning
    • Societal – Helps improve us and the world around us (e.g. Save the Whales, Combat Climate Change, Eliminate Poverty, Cure a Disease)
    • Economic – Changes how business works. Disruptive or transformational?
    • Scientific – Something revolutionary in its approach to solving stubborn problems


    Additional Information

    This is where you provide any additional information that you feel is important to mention that may not have been covered in the points above.

    This could be originality, complexity, what separates your brand/product/project from the competition or the time & resources put in to make this happen.


    If you follow these helpful guidelines, then you will have a strong chance of being shortlisted and have a one in four chance of claiming the coveted prize this November.

    This year, there are 7 categories that you can apply for including our brand new award for Intelligent Automation – Best Use of RPA & Cognitive. Check out the full list of categories at this link.

    For more rules and guidelines about online submissions & the shortlisting process, please click here.

    We look forward to reading your applications over the coming weeks and wish you the best of luck!