- Impact. How will the proposed project address a societal challenge, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? Is there a clear plan to deploy the AI model for real-world impact, and what are the expected outcomes?
- Feasibility. Does the team have a well-developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Does the team have a plan to access a meaningful dataset and technical expertise to apply AI to the problem? Have they identified the right partners and domain experts needed for implementation?
- Use of AI. Does the proposal apply AI technology to tackle the issue it seeks to address?
- Scalability. If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?
- Responsibility. Does the proposed use of artificial intelligence align with Google’s AI Principles?
The Challenge is open to any nonprofit organization, public charity, or for-profit business from around the world, provided that they apply for a project that has a charitable purpose.
- Unfortunately, individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.
- Individuals and organizations that ordinarily reside or are located in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria are not eligible to apply.
Illustration Photo: The future of computer vision with the TensorFlow Object Detection API from Google. (credits: Shashi Bellamkonda / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))