XPRIZE is challenging A.I. to save the world

“The purpose of the XPRIZE is to directly address the dystopian narrative we’ve been seeing in artificial intelligence,” says Stephanie Wander, a Prize Development Associate and lead designer of the A.I. XPRIZE. She’s specifically referring to the horror stories we often see in movies depicting A.I. as untrustworthy entities. “We feel it’s important to address it because we believe that artificial intelligence will enable us to address the world’s most difficult and challenging issues.” That’s right. In a first for XPRIZE, teams can choose to solve any challenge that they want, just so long as the solution involves using artificial intelligence. It can be anything from curing cancer to addressing climate change. “Imagine a learning system where you can engage on any subject matter,” says Wander. “Or an app that’ll…


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