GeoAI Challenge

Everything happens somewhere – applying machine learning to geospatial analysis

We are calling for researchers, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies to submit Geospatial AI (or GeoAI for short) problem statements to launch the AI for Good GeoAI Challenge.

GeoAI is the discipline that uses AI to analyze data sets that include a spatial (location) component, i.e., a component that can be located by a coordinate system. Most data have a location component, which is why GeoAI promises to disrupt entire sectors such as energy, transportation, healthcare, agriculture, insurance, and institutions in the public/private sector. Our goal is to identify practical applications of AI to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We are calling for GeoAI problem statements to launch the AI for Good GeoAI Challenge.

Geospatial AI (or GeoAI for short) is the discipline that uses AI to analyze data sets which include a spatial (location) component, i.e., a component that can be located by a coordinate system. Most data sets have location coordinates.

Related sessions
26 April 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-24:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Barbara Ryan (World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)), Andrea Manara (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Adina Gillespie (GHGSat)...
7 June 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Andrea Manara (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Barbara Ryan (World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)), Brian Nicholls (AAM)...
14 June 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EDT, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Andrea Manara (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Maria Antonia Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano), Zhongxin Chen (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO))...
23 June 2022
17:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-09:00 PDT, California | 11:00-12:00 EST, New York | 23:00-00:00 CST, Beijing
Barbara Ryan (World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)), Rebecca Moore (Google), Maria Antonia Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano)...

GeoAI Challenge Timeline

Now – March 2022

April – July 2022

August – October 2022

Curation Phase

Competition Phase

Evaluation phase

GeoAI Challenge Timeline

Now – March 2022

Curation Phase

April – July 2022

Competition Phase

August – October 2022

Evaluation phase

Everything happens somewhere

Sky

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Ground

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Water + below surface level

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How to submit a GeoAI Challenge Idea?

To submit a problem statement for the GeoAI Challenge, we need the following:

1. Clear and measurable GeoAI problem statement.

2. A dataset with appropriate annotations to be shared with the participants for training and testing their AI models with suggestions on how to split the dataset for training and testing e.g. random split of 2/3rd for training 1/3rd for test, or criteria-wise splits to cover variability and diversity of data.

3. A benchmark model solution of the problem statement as an example. Videos and documentation that help new participants understand the data and problem better would also be appreciated.

4. A separate evaluation dataset to evaluate the performances of submitted solutions.

5. Cleary defined metrics for evaluation

6. Specifications for submitting solutions e.g. docker image with sample data for input and output.

7. Other relevant details about the host, timelines, etc. Please use the template below for the submission of GeoAI Challenge Statements

If you wish to discuss the potential ideas for the challenge statements and understand the requirements better, please get in touch with Lokendra Chauhan at GeoAI-Challenge@itu.int.

How to participate

Benefits

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Crowdsourcing multiple solutions for high-impact problems that could improve real production AI/ML systems

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Increasing awareness about the problem domain and your work either in research or business

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Access to a growing and highly skilled talent pool of AI researchers, students, and professionals interested in the same problems as your group for further collaborations or hiring

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