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Copy of Call for Proposals-U&AI 2022 & Ingenuity Cup!


Today’s youth must be at the forefront of shaping the future – one that is sustainable, equitable and inclusive. AI technologies can play a key role in accelerating the innovative solutions need to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Institute for AI International Governance (I-AIIG) of Tsinghua University and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are therefore co-organizing the U&AI AI for SDGs Youth Bootcamp - the world's leading platform for youth-led, innovative, scalable AI-based solutions to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Since we began in July, we’ve welcomed around 1300 talented youths from over 35 countries. Our last two months together has been an informative and inspiring learning journey and we hope you enjoyed it as much as us!

By now we trust all of you have gained a deeper understanding of AI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on issues relating to climate change, AI governance, AI ethics, SDG finance, vulnerable groups and innovation for the SDGs – and if you’ve come up with an exciting idea of how you could help advance the SDGs with responsible AI technology, now is your chance to show it to the world!

We are glad to announce that the period for submitting your proposals is now open!

Here are some tips to help you with your submissions:

Before you submit, please ensure:

l Your team comprises a maximum of 10 members, including the team leader

l All team members are under 35 years old

l There is at least one female team member in your team

To submit the best quality proposal possible, we suggest that it includes following information:

l Team introduction

l Topics that your proposal will focus on

l Background information on your project

l How the project relates to the SDGs

l Detailed description of the solution(s) you propose

l Resources you will need

l Feasibility and risk analysis

The U&AI Taskforce will evaluate your proposals based on the following indicators:

l Potential for SDG Impact

l Level of creativity

l Strength of feasibility analysis

l Robustness of risk assessment

l Teamwork

Please submit your proposal in team and ensure that it is only submitted by the team leader. U&AI Taskforce will contact your team leader as the focal person for further communication. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm 26th September (Beijing Time). Any format such as Word, PowerPoint, Keynote are accepted, but please and when please kindly convert the file into a PDF. You are also welcome to provide illustrations, videos, prototypes and even demos! Please register and submit your proposal via: https://www.ai4sdgbootcamp.org/

Lastly, we are glad to introduce the ‘Ingenuity Cup’ - to promote the development of AI engineering and the construction of industrial ecology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the People's Government of Shenzhen Municipality have taken the lead in organizing a national competition on artificial intelligence for innovation in August-December 2022.

The period for submitting proposals is now open! For participants who are interested, please feel free to register at: http://www.aiinnovation.com.cn/#/

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