2018 CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition

 

Introductory Video – CUNY IBM Watson Case Competition 

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? BE A CHANGEMAKER

 

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE COMPETITION. 

 Hosted by the Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

The use of Artificial Intelligence is beginning to transform industry after industry, from law to medicine, from education to retail. IBM Watson AI helps oncologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering  understand large swaths of medical data and then diagnose patients’ cancers; IBM’s Teacher Advisor with Watson is providing 3rd grade mathematics teacher access to “best practices” from across the U.S.; Macy’s uses them to send shoppers personalized offers as they walk through the door. Watson is working with “Sesame Street” to create an AI tutor for the next generation of collaborative learning tools; even fashion designers, movie editors, and chefs use AI technologies as part of their creative process.

Prepare for tomorrow’s career by competing in the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition.

In this competition Baruch College, the City University of New York and IBM are interested in exploring ways that IBM Watson AI and Watson Cloud Services can be applied to Higher Education and the delivery of Public Services by New York City. The competition gives student teams the opportunity to explore ideas and concepts on how this cognitive technology can be applied in these two sectors.

 

STEP TWO: WATCH VIDEO OF THE INFORMATION SESSION  HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018.

Review Presentations from Representatives of the IBM Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO).

 

STEP THREE:  FORM OR JOIN A TEAM AND DECIDE ON A PROJECT YOU WANT TO WORK ON.

We have created a ‘CUNY IBM Watson Case Competition’ group on LinkedIn. Please use this page to connect with other participating students and join/form Teams. For instructions on how to create a LinkedIn Profile if you do not already have one, click here.

Teams of CUNY students work through various milestones while being mentored by IBM, CUNY faculty and other experts in the field.

Benefits of participating in the Watson Challenge include:

  • Cash Prizes: 1st place $5,000; 2nd place $3,000; 3rd place $2,000
  • Eligible to earn 3 credits by registering for PAF 4199 or PAF 9199 at Baruch College
  • Eligible to apply for admission to Center for Student Entrepreneurship Incubator
  • Access to the entrepreneurship network in virtual and real space

 

Requirements to Participate in the Competition:

  • The competition will be open to all matriculated CUNY students.
  • Participation in the workshops and review sessions held at the boot camp.
  • All deliverables as noted must be received by the submission deadlines.

Click here for more information and FAQs for the 2018 CUNY IBM Watson Competition. If you have any questions please contact Jonelle Griffen at (646) 660-6720 or cunywatson@baruch.cuny.edu

For more information on activities and milestones click on Competition Schedule

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