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Introducing the AMD Pervasive AI Developer Contest

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AI powers groundbreaking innovations, fueling a wave of intelligent and efficient applications that can change the world for the better. AMD is pleased to introduce the global Pervasive AI Developer Contest—a competition designed to spark AI innovation among developers. This year, we are challenging AI developers to create innovative projects on select AMD hardware and compete in three exciting categories: Generative AI, Robotics AI, and PC AI. Each category will have a top prize of $10,000 USD and additional prizes for second- and third-place winners.  

To foster innovation in academia, the AMD University Program is offering a special $2,500 USD cash prize to one winning project submitted by a university student. Teams comprising a majority of at least 50 percent women are also eligible to submit their projects for the "Women in Technology” award with a cash prize of $2,500 USD.

By joining the AMD Pervasive AI Developer Contest, you not only get the opportunity to compete for multiple cash prizes, but you will be able to engage with AMD technical experts, connect with fellow developers, showcase your ability and innovations to a broader audience, and gain practical experience by working on real-world challenges. 

Contest Categories: 

Generative AI with AMD GPUs 
Generative AI has taken the world by storm, enabling applications from art and entertainment to healthcare and security.  Open-source developments are democratizing access to this technology, broadening its usage, and empowering individuals to leverage its creative and problem-solving potential. For this contest category, we want to see developers create unique applications that solve real-world problems utilizing ROCm™ software combined with either an AMD Instinct™ MI210 accelerator card or an AMD Radeon™ PRO W7900 graphics card. 

Robotics AI with AMD KR260 Robotics Starter Kit  
The integration of AI into robotics has driven significant research and practical applications across various sectors. AI equips robots with human-like capabilities, spanning machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. This fusion of technology stands to transform industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation, by bolstering robots’ adaptability and functionality. For this category, we want to see developers create unique AI vision-guided robotics applications using camera inputs and control output with ROS and AI targeting the Kria™ KR260 Robotics Starter Kit with Vitis™ AI software.  

PC AI with AMD Ryzen™ AI  
The integration of AI capabilities into processors represents a pioneering move for x86 processors. The surge of interest in AI, fueled by advancements like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion, has sparked rapid growth and maturation in the AI deployment field. With applications for search, real-time voice transcription, creators, and safety, the possibilities of AI-enabled PCs are endless. For this category, we’re looking for unique applications for PCs using vision, speech, or domain-optimized LLMs on Ryzen AI-powered PCs. 

AMD is committed to supporting and empowering AI developers, which is why we are giving $160,000 USD in prizes to over 30 projects.  Additionally, up to 700 qualifying projects receive free AMD hardware or cloud access to build their projects. 

Visit the contest page for more information on the rules, requirements, and hardware applications. We look forward to seeing what you build!