0K Machine Learning Challenge

In partnership with Udacity, Chinese ridesharing company Didi Chuxing has announced a global machine learning competition to come up with a better ride matching algorithm using Didi’s published data sets. The grand prize winner not only gets $100,000 and worldwide acclaim, and also a chance to work at the Didi Research Lab in China or Silicon Valley. The judging panel includes Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity and Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google as well as He Xiaofei, President of the DIDI Research Institute.     Less than 10% of China’s 1.4 billion citizens own automobiles so there is a big demand for ridesharing services. Didi Chuxing processes over 11 million trips, plans over 9 billion routes and collects over 50TB of data per day. The rationale for this contest, which is…


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