Challenge Interest Areas

The 2020 Nittany AI Challenge is focused on AI for Good. Submissions should offer innovative and impactful applications of AI in one of the following four areas:

Education
Maximize student achievement and improve teacher productivity and, using AI to drive an increase in access to educational opportunities and/or a reduction in time and cost to earn a degree.

Health
Advance the pursuit of human health, using AI to ensure healthy lives, improve nutrition, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Humanitarianism
Advance the pursuit of human prosperity and happiness and address humanitarian challenges at home and globally through the development of innovative solutions leveraging AI.

Sustainability and Climate Change
Improve environmental quality and reduce natural resource depletion, using AI to decrease the impact of major contributors to our planet’s climate change challenges.

Additional Assistance

Still struggling with finding inspiration for a compelling and potentially impactful idea? The Nittany AI Alliance provides multiple levels of support:

  • Visit our Team Tool to view current ideas submitted by others and find existing teams to join.
  • Look through the list of specific ideas to kickstart your creative process.
  • Explore relevant data sets to identify potential solutions that fit the available data.
  • Join us at one of the ideation sessions held throughout the fall.