What is the NEOM AI Challenge?

The ‘’NEOM AI Challenge’’ is an initiative under the Global AI Summit targeting students from Saudi universities to solve challenges in NEOM using Artificial Intelligence. Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority is supervising and hosting the competition in King Abdul-Aziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh on the 16th of September 2020.



Challenge focus areas

NEOM presented challenges within the following sectors; Energy, Entertainment and Mobility to be solved using AI models and technologies.



Participants

Students representing local universities with the coordination of the Ministry of Education.



Challenge Demo Day

Universities will present their solution and the panel of judges will choose three winners for each challenge.

Aims

Promote and encourage innovation

Increase AI awareness

Build national capabilities

Attract local talent

40

Universities

+100

Teams

+100

Innovative Projects

9

Winners





Challenges

Energy

NEOM will be the world’s most advanced renewable energy hub, and the first at-scale fully renewable energy system. Energy innovation will unquestionably change the way people live, interact and conduct business. How Artificial Intelligence can be utilized to achieve this vision? The proposed AI solutions could target the following:


 Create optimized energy mix: 100% renewable energy at record low cost.

 Setup cost competitive water supply with minimal environmental impact.

 Establish leading integrated customer experience incl. decentral energy.

 Build clean energy-intensive industries (green H2 and brine processing).

 Create NEOM energy and water innovation ecosystem.

Entertainment

NEOM will be recognized as a global industry leader for next-generation entertainment delivering a breadth of unique experiences that overwhelm the senses. How Artificial Intelligence can be utilized to achieve this vision? The proposed AI solutions could be designed to attain the following principles:


 All-in-one: Multiple experiences converging in one offering.

 Fun for a purpose: Entertainment offerings as a means for education and learning.

  Social Experiences: Collective experiences in traditionally individual formats.

 Enhanced Reality: Advanced & immersive display, cutting edge technology.

 The segment of one: Increasingly personalized offerings.

Mobility

NEOM’s mobility vision is to create the world’s first truly sustainable, seamlessly connected land mobility system, leading innovation and integration of autonomous solutions’. How Artificial Intelligence can be utilized to achieve this vision? The proposed AI solutions could be designed to attain the following principles:


 Electric, and zero-emission vehicles.

 Active and micro mobility.

 Autonomous shared mobility and public transit.

 On-Demand and connected services.


 

 

 







Timeline





1

Submit Solution

07-09-2020

Online Solution Submissions

2

Challenge Day

14-09-2020

Terms

  Team to consist of 3 – 5 members representing their respective university.


  University to participate with one team/solution for each challenge.


  Team members to be present on the day of the challenge to showcase their solution.


  Solution to be based on AI models and concepts.


  Solution to be innovative and serving the purpose of the challenge.





Criteria

   

  Innovative and creative

   

  Based on scientific concepts

   

  Usability and performance

    

  Based on AI

   

  Explicit impact on NEOM