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Facebook $7,000 Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 2020

Facebook is passionate about bringing the world closer together by advancing artificial intelligence – connecting people to what they care about, powering new, meaningful experiences, and advancing the state-of-the-art through open research and accessible tooling.

Not only is this a chance to put your skills to the test and preview the refreshed, but you’ll also discover that you don’t need to be an AI/ML developer to build powerful natural language experiences that can solve real problems right away.

In addition, you will connect with a global community of like-minded developers, benefit from educational resources and be in the running to win some awesome cash prizes. 


What to build: Use to build Natural Language experiences that can help people’s lives. 

As we see natural language extend experiences on connected devices, we encourage you to build solutions that connect people and drive greater productivity. Whether it’s local discovery, small businesses serving their neighborhoods, or learning a new skill with your friend – we believe the true potential of this platform is unlocked when we build new and engaging ways for our users to connect with products they love.

What to submit:

  1. Demo video. Your video (hosted on Facebook Video, YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku) should be around 2 minutes, include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo, and be available in English. Be sure to explain how the Facebook products used enhances the experience of your solution!
  2. Access. A way to access your working web or mobile application, chatbot, smart home devices and your app ID for judging and testing.
  3. Complete submission form. All required fields must be completed and submitted on Devpost BEFORE the deadline. Late entries will NOT be accepted.


 First Place – $3,000 USD
• At least one 30-minute virtual meeting with a Facebook engineer
• Oculus Quest 64GB VR headset (ARV: $399 USD; 1 per individual, 4 max per Org or Team)

 Second Place – $2,500 USD

 Third Place – $1,500 USD

Deadline: June 24th 2020

Apply Here:

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