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Augmented Intelligence Competition for SMEs - Defence theme

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Augmented Intelligence Competition for SMEs - Defence theme

See full details on this competition at 

(see also a BT paper to download on The Future Workplace)

This Augmented Intelligence Competition is aimed at Small to Medum Enterprises (SMEs) so please act &/or spread the word! The BT Infinity Awards, in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub, are looking to find the best digital talent in machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence. Defence is one of the sectors. Prize of £10k + 6 months business support + flex membership at TechHub London office

Digital Defence Enablement

"Could your idea help a commander and their staff better plan an operation? Could it help them visualise and test the impact of decisions before they act? Or even assess their manoeuvres in real time?

Today’s modern army is about much more than protecting the UK, and our territories. They are there to prevent conflict around the globe and to provide assistance during large-scale emergencies or natural disasters. So planning any military operation is complex, with multiple, often conflicting priorities to consider round how resources should be moved, located and kept secure.

We’re looking for way in which Augmented Intelligence can present a commander and their staff with better ways of planning an operation, graphically visualising and testing the impact of their decisions in advance and assessing in real time the impacts on forces and their manoeuvres.

And just to let you know, before the Army invests completely in the winning concept, they’ll need to fully test it first."


What’s happening when

6 February – 12 March
Entry period – we need you to complete the application form and send us a short video outlining your idea.

20 March
We’ll look at all the videos and pick a shortlist of the best entries.

16 April
Shortlist announced. We'll contact you during the week of 9 April if you make the cut.

24 April – Finals and Awards ceremony at BT Tower
If you are on the shortlist we’ll invite you to come and pitch your idea to our judging panel at the BT Tower. You’ll need to make a short presentation and take questions from the judges.

Added: 8th February 2018



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