Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body

    Sponsored by Microsoft

    This award is open to research groups and individuals in a third-level institution that has been solving some of the most challenging technology problems within the past 12 months. Apply to the AI Awards if you believe you have a project or research paper that can make an impact on Irish society for the better.

    Congrats to this year’s Finalists!






    Scoring Criteria

    For the first entry phase, judges will score on:

    • Quality of entry papers
    • Relevance
    • Originality
    • Complexity
    • Impact

    For the shortlist presentations, judges will score on:

    • Quality of presentation
    • Response to questions
    • Solution Impact
    • Solution Complexity
    • Comparison Factor

    Impact and complexity are characteristics that mature from the entry to the presentation stages. Both are still relevant but it’s one thing explaining it on paper and quite another to truly demonstrate what the solution is really about. The judges want to know how your brand, product or project can change the world in some way.

    For example:

    • How will it change how we do business or how we produce products?
    • Will it change how we live our daily lives? If so, how?
    • How many people will be impacted by the changes? Who are they?
    • Is it revolutionary or evolutionary?

    Other criteria the judges will assess include:

    • What inspired you to do it?
    • How difficult was it to develop?
    • If you had not solved it, what was the likelihood someone else would have done so?

    For example:

    • Technological / Technical Achievement – New type of machine learning for example
    • 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

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