Google Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge!

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If you are an expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and passionate about societal change, then Google is ready to support you in applying Artificial Intelligence for social good. has announced an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.

Google believe with artificial intelligence, we can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. It is the reason why they’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges.

We’re looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use.

Funding Opportunities

Selected organisation with good ideas will receive coaching from Google’s AI experts, grant funding from a $25 million pool, and credits and consulting from Google Cloud.

Since 2005, has invested in innovative organizations that are using technology to build a better world.

Other Opportunities

Grantees will also join a specialized Launchpad Accelerator program, and we’ll tailor additional support to each project’s needs in collaboration with data science nonprofit DataKind.

Application criteria

  • Impact: How will the proposed project address a societal challenge, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? Is there a clear plan to deploy the AI model for real-world impact, and what are the expected outcomes?
  • Feasibility: Does the team have a well-­developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Does the team have a plan to access a meaningful dataset and technical expertise to apply AI to the problem? Have they identified the right partners and domain experts needed for implementation?
  • Use of AI: Does the proposal apply AI technology to tackle the issue it seeks to address?
  • Scalability: If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?
  • Responsibility: Does the proposed use of artificial intelligence align with Google’s AI Principles? See Google’s Responsible AI Practices for practical guidance.

How to apply 

Eligible organisation with an idea should submit their application before January 22, 2019 to After the deadline, Google and our panel of experts will review proposals and announce grant recipients in spring 2019.

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