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We’re fresh from celebrating the end of the AI World Championship in California, with 6 finalist families and 6 superstar coaches – and we want to share what we got up over to a long, action-packed weekend, as well as the AI Family Challenge results!
Six finalist families and their coaches joined the Iridescent team in California to meet each other, tour tech companies, learn about AI, and share the ways they’re changing their communities with technology.
Team De La Paz from the United States created “Shoo”, a dog-deterrent tool that uses a live camera to collect images and pass them through an image recognition algorithm to determine if a dog is in a specified area. If an animal is present, the device emits a high pitched sound that deters it from staying. Coached by Sheila Buttle. Technology Award, Senior Division
The day we arrived, families got to know each other at the welcome dinner where we played, ate, and started to learn about their fellow innovators. Over the next two days families toured Stanford and Facebook (where we practiced our pitches and got feedback and encouragement from Facebook employees), and visited redwood trees at a local park. Finally, on May 18, pitched our ideas live to an audience of supporters, tech employees, and judges at the first AI World Championship pitch night!
The panel of judges included Banu Nagasundaram (Marketing Manager in Intel’s AI Products Group), Allen Rush(Senior Fellow, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD), Michael Palmer (SVP Head of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data at U.S. Bank), Gabriela González (Deputy Director and Operations Manager, Intel Foundation), Brad Neuman (Technical Director of AI, Planning & Navigation formerly at Anki), and Eva Ho (General Partner, Fika Ventures).
Following the keynote by Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow and SVP for Google AI, awards were announced and we celebrated the end of the first season of the AI Challenge.