IBM, XPRIZE to give million to the team that can help revolutionize artificial intelligence

Dive Brief:XPRIZE and IBM Watson announced a cognitive computing challenge at a TED presentation Wednesday, asking contestants to both develop and exhibit ways for humans to collaborate with advanced cognitive technologies.  A $5 million prize will go to the contestants that can best demonstrate that their solution to work with artificial intelligence can help solve some of the “world’s grand challenges.”  The contestants will face off each year at IBM’s annual conference World of Watson to compete for interim prizes and advance to the next round. The top three finalists will present their solutions to judges on a TED stage in 2020.  Dive Insight: Companies are striving to advance the realm of artificial intelligence, heavily investing in cognitive computing research. Many believe that artificial intelligence could help usher in the next era of technology, with advanced analytics and machine learning…


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