UCC AI Quest 2023: Working on AI solutions together

Submitted on Friday, 20/10/2023

On the 25th October Professor John O’Halloran, President UCC, will launch the AI Quest challenge which aims to foster the development of reliable artificial intelligence models with the goal of informing sustainable development.

This year the challenge will focus on stunning high-resolution aerial images used to identify areas of vegetation within the Irish landscape. This new dataset of images will be used for benchmarking semantic segmentation from various above ground levels. There are a number of awards for the best team (€5,000), the most creative solution (€1,000) and the top women of influence (€1,000).

Key Dates

  • 25th Oct: AI Quest launch and registration open
  • 25th Oct – 15th Dec: Warm up phase
  • 15th Dec – Jan 25th: Challenge phase
  • 3rd Feb: Judging and prize presentation

The AI Quest launch will be followed by a warm-up phase running from the 25th Oct to 15th Dec, in which participants will be able to register and try out the AI task with dummy data. The challenge phase will start on 15th Dec and will end on Jan 25th, the AI solutions will be shortlisted for presentation to a panel of expert judges. The panel will access the shortlisted finalists and the winners will be announced 3rd Feb at 1pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC.

The UCC AI Quest 2023 is organised by the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, UCC, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, CRT-AI and Cadence.

For full details see UCC AI Quest.