IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition Opens Registration

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, the $5M competition being run by Los Angeles-based XPRIZE, has opened up registrations to teams, and has published guidelines for the artificial intelligence competition. The new competition is seeking to spur teams to create artificial intelligence technology, to challenge some of humanity's most pressing challenges. The new AI XPRIZE--unlike the group's other challenges--is providing an open ended challenge, letting the teams who are entering define their own goals, picking their own focus on healthcare, education, energy & environment, global development and exploration, or other areas--as long as the solution is based on using AI to solve those problems. According to the XPRIZE foundation, the idea is to demonstrate how "AI can be used as a tool for good."