The College of Engineering at Qatar University (QU-CENG) launched the Artificial Intelligence National Competition (AINC) open to students, developers, professionals and researchers, to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle challenges and relevant problems related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

This competition is an opportunity to raise awareness of AI technology in Qatar, and provide a platform for participants to share AI ideas and applications. Submissions are accepted until 15 March 2019.

The competition will have two levels and participants are required to submit either a ‘Concept and Design’ or ‘Proof of Concept and Demo’. Only one submission will be considered in the evaluation stage. Participants are encouraged to register early so that they can plan and build their solution and demos.

CENG Dean Professor Abdelmagid Hammuda said the competition will recognise developers who are paving the path for future innovative AI technologies which can be deployed to support infrastructure and address challenges in the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The ideas and solutions will be evaluated based on innovation, complexity and feasibility for implementation and cost.’

The top three ideas for both competition levels will each receive prizes plus an opportunity to present their idea and demos at the QU-CENG AI workshop on 15 April 2019. The workshop will be participated by the AI research community in Qatar, along with internationally recognised experts in the AI field.

The competition welcomes AI solutions which can be deployed to resolve the following issues:

  • Automatic and real-time detection of trolls over social media
  • Real-time AI solutions for assisting referees to take prompt decisions
  • Crowd monitoring and behaviour analysis
  • Detection and prevention of attacks and malware in IoT based systems for 2022 World Cup data collection and analysis

Check out for updates and more details about AINC.