Closed/Expired: Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge 2018

Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge

The Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge 2018 is open. How could you use Microsoft AI to advance your research? Show them your breakthrough application of Microsoft AI services, and become eligible for up to a USD25,000 grand prize.

The Cloud AI Research Challenge invites any researcher—from students to academics to employees of public and private organizations—to build AI applications on Microsoft AI services, and the two best will be awarded USD25,000. This challenge asks you to use at least one of their AI-supporting services, including Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, Data Science VM, Batch AI, Bot Framework, and others. These services feature the latest advancements in developing for AI on Azure. In addition to two grand prizes, runner-up prizes of USD10,000 and USD15,000 will be awarded, so get developing!

They invite teams of university researchers, students, and employees of public and private organizations to participate. Your team will create a working, interactive software application, in any domain, as long as it’s an intelligent system using data and the Microsoft AI platform.


  1. Microsoft will select four (4) winning applications.
  2. The awards will consist of two (2) USD25,000 grand prize awardees, one (1) USD15,000 second place, and one (1) USD10,000 third place.

Deadline:- 15-04-2018

Take this challenge