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5G Challenge

The ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge rallies like-minded students and professionals from around the globe to solve real-world problems in communication networks by applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). In the first edition of the Challenge in 2020, over 1300 students and professionals from 62 countries competed for global recognition and a prize fund totalling 33 000 CHF.

The Challenge enables participants to connect with new partners in industry and academia, apply the latest tools on new data resources, and map solutions to ITU standards. The solutions can be accessed in several repositories on the Challenge GitHub

Participation is open to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU.

ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge Timeline

  • Call for interest: Jan – March 2021
  • Problem Statement Finalization: April 2021
  • Announcement of 2021 PS: April – May 2021
  • Registration: May – Aug. 2021
  • Global Round: May – Sept. 2021
  • Evaluation from hosts: Sept. 2021
  • Improvements and Reports: Oct. 2021
  • Evaluation by the Judges Panel: November 2021
  • Final Conference (online): December 2021 (6-10 December)

Challenge Related Information

  • Participation ​Guidelines
  • Summary ​Slides​
  • Challenge Management Guidelines​
  • Problem statements and data resources
  • Sponsorship Inquiries​

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