The Atos IT Challenge is an annual competition for engineering students from all around the world
This competition encourages the next generation of IT professionals to achieve their personal best just like our teams within the Atos Group are doing. This competition represents a great opportunity for Atos to show just how much talent exists within the next generation as they will shape the companies of the future.
As a forward-looking IT company, we always strive to invest in the future.
The contest is open to students, from any grade. Each University can present as many teams as they like, however but each team needs to be composed of a minimum of two and a maximum of four members.
After the registration phase and a first Jury, a Coach from the Atos Scientific Community is assigned to each shortlisted team to help them take the idea through to proof of concept. The Coach provides help with technical and business insights, as well as advice to improve their all-important presentation skills necessary for business in the technology world.
A Jury, consisting of Atos Executives and external partners selects three finalists at the end of a Jury Day. During this day all shortlisted teams, present their solution including a business model in front of the Jury.
The challenge is split into 5 main phases
2018 Atos IT Challenge theme: Improving tomorrow’s services with Chatbots & AI
Artificial Intelligence is a game changing technology, already being applied in many areas including Call Centres, Video & Serious Gaming, Medical Diagnosis, Fraud Detection, Driverless Vehicles and Security Surveillance. For all its benefits, some are also saying it could be a huge threat – with calls for regulation to protect humanity against AI running out of control. We believe it is an important area for the Atos IT Challenge to explore.
For a more accessible and demonstrable topic, we are combining it with that of intelligent conversational interfaces (or bots) – a capability that has emerged through solutions such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Facebook’s M, providing humans with more convenient ways to interact with AI systems.
The topic for the Atos IT Challenge 2018 is as follows:
Devise an innovative use case and build a prototype leveraging Artificial Intelligence and conversational interfaces. Show how this can provide benefit to the people and/or transform business, and how you could further develop your solution and take it to market.
You may wish to use devices like the Amazon Echo Dot or Google’s AIY Projects with a Raspberry Pi to provide an interface, a web service or APIs such as API.ai or wit.ai.