Choosito Wins the highly competitive IBM Watson AI XPRISE Runner-Up Milestone Award
Fighting Illiteracy One Search At A Time.
Choosito’s innovative AI search-engine technology gives 100m underserved children, including the 3.8m children who are currently in refugee camps, functional access to the almost limitless amount of useful and free resources available via the web. Choosito is helping children fight illiteracy one search at a time. At scale, Choosito’s literacy solution can provide educational resources to children at zero cost.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a four-year global competition challenging teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s Grand Challenges. Choosito was one of the 10 selected teams to compete for this Milestone Award. Judged by an independent panel of expert judges, each team was assessed based on the standards they set in their plans as well as the performance and scalability of their AI application with the heaviest weight placed on the potential to achieve exponential impact.
Choosito’s being one of the top two judged Milestone awards makes us a top contender for the final competition. The competition culminates with three finalists participating in the Grand Prize competition on the TED2020 stage. A $3 million Grand Prize, $1 million Second Place prize, and $500k Third Place prize will be awarded to the winning teams.