Nittany AI Challenge Celebration Event

When: September 25, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Online
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Join us for the conclusion of another Nittany AI Challenge as we celebrate the successful 8-month journey of the student teams who are using AI for Good to address the world’s challenges. See an overview of the top Minimum Viable Product demonstrations and learn how the remaining $25,000 in funds will be distributed among the teams.


Time Session

6:00–6:15 p.m.

Daren Coudriet, Executive Director of Innovation, Penn State Outreach
Tracey Huston, Vice President of Outreach, Penn State

6:15–6:35 p.m.

AI for Good: Innovating Toward a Better Future
Saqib Shaikh, Software Engineering Manager and Project Lead for Seeing AI at Microsoft, will present on the role of AI and technological innovation in addressing the world’s challenges.

6:35–6:45 p.m.


6:45–6:55 p.m.

2020 Projects Overview
Brad Zdenek, Innovation Strategist, Nittany Ai Alliance

Learn about the Minimal Viable Products created as part of this year’s Nittany AI Challenge and the 8-month journey they have taken.

Our 2020 Nittany Ai Challenge Finalists:

  • COACT: Cowriting Optimized and Ascended Clinical Trials
  • AI Guide
  • Aidly
  • Cyclone
  • Energy Intelligence
  • MedArmor: Genetic & AI-based diagnosis and Medical Cost estimation
  • Nyansapo
  • OpenVessel
  • DACTR (Depression Advisory Correctional Therapy Rehabilitation)

6:55–7:00 p.m.

Sponsor Highlight

7:00–7:05 p.m.

2021 Nittany AI Challenge Announcement
Get a sneak peek at the exciting things in store for the 2021 Nittany Ai Challenge.

7:05–7:20 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Eight months of work all lead to this, the awarding of the final $25,000 in funds in the 2020 Nittany Ai Challenge.

7:20–7:30 p.m.


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