15.09.2020

A new ORC challenge is approaching

Data volumes are continuing to grow and so are the possibilities of what can be done with so much raw data available. However, the exponential increase in the data that we can access has also created new challenges. These challenges lie not so much in the availability, but in the management of this data. Which is why, in a year as unusual as 2020, we are inviting you to find and develop new ways to manage data.

The Open Research Challenge 2020 will be a Big Data competition. The objective is to solve one of two tasks set by our two Challenger teams:

  • The ANNOtator Challenge from the field of artificial intelligence sets you the task of developing a game that enables computers can learn to see. You will receive all the information on interfaces that can used for image annotation.
  • The Paleobiology Challenge asks you to develop a framework to clean the data in the largest database of fossils spanning the entire Phanerozoic age. For this purpose, you will be given access to the Paleontology database containing information collected over the years. 

We are currently making last preparations and finalising the remaining details of the challenges, and then we are good to go! 

Stay tuned, we will officially launch the challenge on 1 October 2020

In the meantime, feel free to browse through our past Open Research Challenges.