Data Collective (DCVC) is excited to co-sponsor Google Cloud’s Machine Learning Competition with Emergence Capital, along with participation from a16z, GV, Greylock Partners, KPCB and Sequoia! The winner will be eligible to receive a $500,000 DCVC investment and a $500,000 Emergence investment. Total prizes and investments are worth over $3,000,000.
If you are applying novel learning algorithms on valuable data to build huge businesses, then this competition is meant for you (see more detail below or read the full post here).
We look forward to hearing from you! Apply here by April 16.
Our thesis is that a) increasingly powerful and inexpensive hardware that is machine learning/deep learning-friendly (lots of multipliers and fast memory), b) a flourishing of learning approaches running on that hardware, and c) large, novel data sets, now inexpensive to acquire and refresh, to train and drive those novel learning algorithms, is fueling a transformation of major global industries right in front of everyone’s eyes.