Twice per year, University of Geneva organizes the Open Seventeen (O17) Challenges in which 6-8 challenges are formulated by experts from UN agencies, International Organizations and NGOs, targeting one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When challenges are selected, O17 begins a call for projects to solve those challenges. Students and early career scientists from all over the world submit their project proposals. Selected candidates receive six weeks of mentoring to implement their projects under the guidance of the expert who defined the challenge. The most promising projects are further supported for their development, including internships and scholarships.
The next topic (early 2020) of the O17 Challenge will be "AI for the SDGs" and the WMO HydroHub has been given the chance to formulate challenges around this topic.
We encourage you, as a member of the Hydrology Community, to submit a challenge proposal answering the question: "Is there one particular challenge in operational hydrology that you think should be studied or resolved by means of AI?"
Selection criteria for evaluating and selecting submitted challenge proposals are:
- Relevance to the operational hydrology and the implementation of SDGs
- Potential benefit to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
- Potential number of people that could address the challenge
If your challenge proposal is selected and an interesting solution is implemented, you will be invited to the AI for Good Global Summit taking place in Geneva (Switzerland) from 4 to 8 May 2020, where the project outputs are presented to the public.
If you are interested in challenging the world, please fill in the form below and send it to Florian Teichert (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 6 January 2020.