The U.S. Army, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, announces its first international tri-service competition, xTechGlobal Artificial Intelligence Challenge. The xTechGlobal AI Challenge aims to engage with eligible international small to medium enterprises in the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Area of Responsibility, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa, across the broad spectrum of science and technology to identify capabilities that provide robust, AI-enabled capabilities to manage, integrate and process disparate data/information sources for rapid decision-making.
Topic: AI-Enabled Multi-Modal Analytics in Resource Constrained Environments
Challenge: Our world is facing a rapid proliferation of data — with more and more data generated from an ever-growing number of data sources. With all this data comes the promise of better, faster decision-making — but only if we can properly collect, process, interpret and present that data to those making the decisions. The DoD is seeking robust, AI-enabled capabilities to manage, integrate and process, and reason on disparate data and/or information sources for rapid decision-making. This is particularly challenging due to severe constraints of resources such as computing power and bandwidth at the point of need. Of particular interest are the following AI/Machine Learning algorithms and software tools to enable data analytic capabilities in resource-constrained environments:
Partner Agency: Army Futures Command (AFC), The Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)), The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), AFWERX, the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-Global), United Kingdom Defence and Security Accelerator (UK DASA), AFC Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force, Imperial College London
Mar 25, 2021 - May 25, 2021
Up to 10 Finalists
Sep 9, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Up to 3 Winners
1st: $70k, 2nd: $50k, 3rd: $30k
The entities allowed to participate in this competition must be international small- to medium-enterprise businesses (fewer than 250 staff headcount) from the DEVCOM Atlantic AOR, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.