Global AI Challenge

Gaining unique access to the brightest minds in AI, working with real-world mobile operator data, the GSMA Global AI Challenge is unprecedented in its ability to provide data insight utilising the latest in AI and machine learning techniques. The Challenge is driving thought leadership and understanding of AI and its applications across the mobile landscape and beyond into vertical industries.

At the peak time of the AI hype when operators are seeking to understand “How should telco’s onboard AI and its capabilities?”. The GSMA Global AI Challenge initiative was the right method at the right time, creating a collaboration between telecom operators and top AI institutes/researchers to accelerate innovation and development of AI solutions within the telecommunication world.  STC’s participation in the GSMA AI challenge was very successful kick-start on STC’s journey of applying AI in its businesses.

Hear thoughts from Telenor, TELUS and Turkcell on the 2019 initiative here.

In partnership with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, the Challenge brings together key stakeholders from the mobile industry, mobile network operators and universities’ artificial intelligence and data science departments in order to solve challenging and complex real-world business problems.

Following Challenge submissions through July 2020, three projects will be selected by a panel from GSMA and Turing for inclusion in the week-long hackathon scheduled for December 2020. During this hackathon dedicated teams of 8-12 PhDs/AI researchers and the participating companies will collaborate, debate, interrogate data and model future outcomes enabling better understanding of complex data and associated industry challenges.

The Challenge is open to all organisations from across the mobile industry however at least one participant must be a mobile network operator due to the requirement of access to operator data. If you are looking for an industry partner let us know here.

Key focus areas for 2020 are:

  • Energy
  • Network optimisation, planning & robustness
  • 5G/Edge use cases
  • IoT services/vertical industries & applications
  • Privacy enabling technologies
  • Cybersecurity

For all interested organisations there is a webinar taking place on the 21st May at 12:30pm GMT contact the team for details. Please also contact the team if you are interested and require full Challenge submission details.

Read about the previous edition of the Global AI Challenge and hear from the participants here and you can download the 2019 Telenor data study group report here.

Submissions will open on 1st June 2020 and all entries must be complete by no later than 9th July 2020.