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“What if?” AI Grand Challenge: Overview

AI Grand Challenge Overview


“What if?” AI Grand Challenges are annual events that consist of dual-faceted initiatives, striving to both alleviate uncertainties about AI's impact on journalism and simultaneously encourage the advancement of pioneering tools that enable AI and journalism to harmoniously progress together. Teams may choose to tackle one aspect of the challenge or embrace both.


The Challenge aims to bridge these two goals, pursuing ethical and influential solutions. Actively seeking partners who share the ambition of fostering and championing responsible and efficient AI applications, specifically at the crossroads of AI and Journalism and AI and the Law.


Ideal solutions will be accessible, scalable, and easy to use for journalists, news editors, and media organizations of all sizes, with the ability to adapt to the changing landscape of digital media, including the increasing use of social media and the rise of deepfake technology.


“What if?” AI Grand Challenges are looking for teams to create a working prototype of their solution, which will be judged based on its effectiveness in meeting the defined challenge, as well as its ease of use and accessibility. A grant will support the winning team in its opportunity to further develop its solution, with the goal of making it an open-source, standard tool for ethical and accurate journalism in the digital age.


The "What if?" AI Grand Challenge initiative is currently in its early stages of development. We are actively working on refining the concept.  As progress is made, additional information will be added. 

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