The world is witnessing the revolutionary power of artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing. As one of the world's biggest economies and most populated country, China is developing future mega-metropolises powered by the AI engine. Businesses using AI technology to provide products or services are building a society of tomorrow.
If you are excited by the impending change just as we are, the time has arrived for you to take on the challenge: on November 6, JD Finance will launch the first JDD-2017 Global Data Challenge. Yes, we want you on board!
Your insight, creativity, and most importantly, technical skills will be used to address real-world problems, competing side-to-side with members from the global tech community. Moreover, challenge winners will take home up to 45,000 USD cash prize and be offered positions at one of China's largest e-commerce companies.
➢ Professional and global industrial and academic jury in the field of artificial intelligence.
➢ Four fin-tech competitions with real business scenarios, true problem, and valid data. Let the data actualize more value than imagined. Make finance simpler and more equal.
➢ Synchronized global competition. Qualification trial will take place online, where talents will compete across the globe at the same time.
➢ Challenge is designed with due respect for community culture. Qualification Trial and Algorithms Track final are designed to place technical capability first, with unified global standards, synchronized across the time zone. Business Solution Track final is designed to place commercial feasibility first, with teams from China and US competing separately.
➢ Teams can choose either Algorithm Track or Business Solution Track for one of the following four competitions. Algorithm Track finals will be held in Beijing, China; whereas Business Solution Track will be held in Silicon Valley, US.
➢ Risk Detection with Login Behaviors;
➢Store Sales Forecasting;
Challenge Timeline (US)
➢ 11.06-11.20 Registration
➢ 11.09-12.12 Qualification Trial
➢ 12.13-12.20 Prep Finals
➢ 12.21 Finals
Business Solution Track (US)
➢ 1st Place (1 Team): 45,000 USD
➢ 2nd Place (1 Team): 30,000 USD
➢ 3rd Place (1 Team): 15,000 USD
➢Awards of Excellence (13 Teams): Delicate Gift
Note: all prizes are pre-tax, actual figures need to deduct tax
Winners (4 in total)
➢ 45,000 USD per Competition Champion Team, final interview offer from JD Finance for technical positions (valid within 1 year)
➢ Awards of Excellence (16 in total)
Top-Notch Judges (Preliminary)
➢ Li Deng - Chief AI Officer, Citadel
➢ Ching-Yung Lin - Distinguished Researcher and Chief Scientist, IBM
➢Fei-Fei Li - Chief Scientist of AI/ML, Google Cloud
➢ Subbarao Kambhampati - President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Professor at Arizona State University
➢ Sebastian Thrun - Co-Founder of Udacity, Co-Founder of the Google's Self-Driving Car Project
➢ Tuomas Sandholm - Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Co-Creator of Libratus/Lengpudashi
We are making this challenge a great chance for prizes, fun, and the opportunity of getting to know more about the JD Finance, JD.com and the greater China market. We hope to see you there!
If you're interested or have any ideas of potential challengers, here are the ways to get involved:
Join in the Slack group: http://bit.ly/2h2nsLY, enjoy the community, stay tuned for future announcements, and ask your questions. (Recommended)
Register at the event’s page (http://jddjr.joybuy.com/) and receive notifications as soon as information is updated.