The GSMA Foundry and IBM are collaborating to support the adoption and skills of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the telecom industry, including a new opportunity which provides GSMA members with access to IBM’s watsonx.ai.

This platform is intended to help telecom industry players explore innovative industry-specific use cases of Generative AI, enabling members to improve cost leadership, revenue growth and enhance customer experience.

How to participate

Step 1: Register your interest

Fill out the form in the link below to register your interest in the Challenge.

Successful applicants will be contacted by email.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a unique promotion code and further instructions.

Step 2: Build with watsonx.ai

Following registration approval, participants will be able to explore and utilise the watsonx.ai platform capabilities to develop and test AI use cases to their specific needs. Innovative, high-value projects will receive additional assistance and guidance from GSMA and IBM to further refine their solution and accelerate the development process.

Step 3: Promotion via GSMA Foundry

Participants whose AI initiatives showcase exceptional innovation and impact have the option of being promoted through the GSMA Foundry, including voluntary application for a new GSMA Foundry & IBM AI Challenge GLOMO Award. This prestigious award recognises outstanding achievement in the field of AI within the mobile ecosystem.

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FAQs

What is the timeline for registration?

Registrations will be open from February and close in May 2024.

Who can register interest in the GSMA Foundry & IBM AI Challenge?

Registration is open to all GSMA members. Successful applicants will be contacted by email with further details and a unique promotion code providing access to the platform. Non-members are also permitted to register interest. However, access to the Challenge will require a GSMA membership. Our membership team will reach out to non-member applicants once their details have been reviewed.

What about data privacy?

Please refer to the Terms of Reference in the registration form for full details.

What other GSMA-led AI initiatives can I participate in?

1. AI4I (visit website here)
AI for Impact is developing global partnerships to accelerate action and achieve impact in alignment with the United Nations SDGs.

2. GSMA Advance AI Training (visit website here)
GSMA Advance AI Training is an educational initiative introduced alongside the AI Challenge, aimed at providing GSMA members with comprehensive AI training, from basic principles to advanced GenAI applications in telecom. ​