C3.ai COVID-19 Grand Challenge - $200K in prizes for a good cause

This challenge hit my inbox this morning. $200K in prize money and a good cause for the world. The solution space is wide open, but at a minimum, the C3.ai COVID-19 Data Lake must be used as one source of data.

Here’s the link for anyone who may be interested: C3.ai Covid-19 Grand Challenge

It’s a little different than a Kaggle competition with a clear set of metrics. The winners will be judged on data science projects that help us understand and mitigate the spread of the virus; improve the response capabilities of the medical community; minimize the impact of this disease on society and help policymakers navigate responses to COVID-19

Projects may address, but are not limited to:

  • Applying machine learning and other AI methods to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Genome-specific COVID-19 medical protocols, including precision medicine of host responses
  • Biomedical informatics methods for drug design and repurposing
  • Design and sharing of clinical trials for collecting data on medications, therapies, and interventions
  • Modeling, simulation, and prediction for understanding COVID-19 propagation and efficacy of interventions
  • Logistics and optimization analysis for design of public health strategies and interventions
  • Rigorous approaches to designing sampling and testing strategies
  • Data analytics for COVID-19 research harnessing private and sensitive data
  • Improving societal resilience in response to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Broader efforts in biomedicine, infectious disease modeling, response logistics and optimization, public health efforts, tools, and methodologies around the containment of rising infectious diseases and response to pandemics.