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ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the dominant technology of the future and will impact every corner of society. In particular, AI / ML (machine learning) will shape how communication networks, a lifeline of our society, will be run. Many companies in the ICT sector are exploring h​ow to make best use of AI/ML. ITU has been at the forefront of this endeavour exploring how to best apply AI/ML in future networks including 5G networks. The time is therefore right to bring together the technical community and stakeholders to brainstorm, innovate and solve relevant problems in 5G using AI/ML. Building on its standards work, ITU is conducting a global ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge on the theme “How to apply ITU's ML architecture in 5G networks". 

Participants will be able to solve real world problems, based on standardized technologies developed for ML in 5G networks. Teams will be required to enable, create, train and deploy ML models (such that participants will acquire hands-on experience in AI/ML in areas relevant to 5G). Participat​ion is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Aca​demic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU. ​ ​

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Register for the Grand Challenge Finale (Final Conference)​​

Rankings of solutions for each problem statement ​​

Overview Schedule for Grand Challenge Finale (Final Conference)​​​​ 

Detailed Program 15 - 17 Dec

Cash Prizes: The ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge has set up prize pools of different sizes to reward outstanding teams totalling to 33, 000 CHF.

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Problem Statement Presentation Series


​Participants/Teams from different problem statements will compete for ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge Champion ​

1st prize: 5,000 CHF 
2nd prize: 3,000 CHF  
3rd prize: 2,000 CHF
Runners up will receive 1, 000 CHF each​
​Honorable Mention
Public Poll Winners (200 CHF)