X Prize and IBM to Host an Artificial Intelligence Competition

On the stage of TED 2020, Watson – IBM’s artificially intelligent system, may show to the world that it isn’t an existential threat to humanity. The X Prize Foundation and IBM jointly announced at TED conference 2016, an AI contest titled “A Cognitive Computing Competition,” which invites AI developers from around the globe to come up with ways AI can be used to solve some of the world’s most difficult issues. Competing teams will have the lead to take up any world problem they want AIs to solve – from climate change to education to healthcare. The teams will compete with one another for the next three years at IBM’s World of Watson conference, and every year judges will eliminate a few to select the best three teams. The three…


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