Announcing the 20 best teams of Imagine Cup Junior Vietnam 2022
Microsoft has just announced the list of 20 best teams of the Imagine Cup Junior Vietnam 2022 competition. This is the first time the playground is held in Vietnam with the desire to promote creative skills, spark excitement and love technology of student age. The competition takes place in parallel across 3 regions, including Asia, America and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Imagine Cup Junior is an expanded playground of Imagine Cup – a technology innovation competition held annually by Microsoft to promote the creative thinking of millions of students around the world in the IT field, helping them to apply new technologies. latest technology to create real-life products, solutions and applications. Over the past 20 years, more than 2 million students from more than 100 countries and regions have signed up to participate in Imagine Cup.
Following the success of Imagine Cup, from 2020, Microsoft organizes Imagine Cup Junior competition for students aged 13-18 around the world to learn the most advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning… and how to apply technology to realize ideas to help change and build a better world.
Participating in the Imagine Cup Junior Vietnam competition, teams will be trained in 6 lessons on using AI technology to assist and change the complex problems facing the planet across 5 main areas including: AI for Earth, AI for Cultural Heritage, AI for Human Capability, AI for Humanitarian Action, and AI for Health.
Accompanying the teams are experts, a team of experienced Microsoft IT engineers and training partners. In particular, many of them have had experience in participating in Imagine Cup with high achievements and grown up from the Imagine Cup competition for students, and are currently holding important positions in AI in corporations. in Vietnam and other countries around the world.
In the first year held in Vietnam, the contest attracted 240 teams from junior high schools and high schools across the country registered and 84 of them were selected to enter the national round. The tests are created with many meaningful and practical solutions in life.
In particular, the field of AI for Health is the most important focus of the competition teams, with initiatives and solutions to support people with physical and mental health problems, contributing to helping doctors in diagnosing. and treatment. In particular, some ideas were evaluated by the organizers as having the potential to develop into complete solutions to be applied in life.
The tests are evaluated and scored based on 6 criteria: Creative novelty, Level of application of artificial intelligence, Potential for social and global impact, Creativity in presenting ideas, Ethics (ability to comply with Microsoft AI guidelines) and Cybersecurity Problem Solving.
The 20 best teams will be able to exchange and learn with regional teams within the framework of the ICJ Hackathon Asia which will take place on March 23, 2022. In addition, teams will have more opportunities to participate in in-depth training and receive advice and suggestions from Microsoft experts in Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific region to create the best initiatives and solutions. .
Mr. Phung Viet Thang – Sales Director of Microsoft Vietnam said: “Artificial intelligence (AI) is now one of the most important technologies in the world. With the mission of empowering every individual and organization to help them achieve more, Microsoft organizes Imagine Cup Junior Vietnam 2022 as a playground to help students and educators have the opportunity to learn. Ask questions about AI, thereby building solution ideas that leverage AI to solve problems around the globe.
This is the first time Imagine Cup Junior has come to Vietnam and we have received a lot of breakthrough ideas and creative solutions. At Microsoft, we believe that generations of students will be the change-makers of the future, and we hope through this competition they will be given the tools, resources, and opportunities to learn. opportunity to equip new skills, ready for future development journey“.
Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hung – Head of Information Technology Department, Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted, Da Nang expressed:We are very happy and honored to be in the Top 20 of the best teams in the Imagine Cup Junior Vietnam 2022 national round.
Thank you Microsoft for creating a meaningful playground that not only helps students but also teachers have the opportunity to learn and experience more deeply about the world. Artificial Intelligence AI as well as conquering your own limits. Through training sessions with Microsoft experts, AI has gradually become closer to students, helping them confidently come up with ideas and apply technology to do more useful things for this world.“.
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