VisionHack: The first computer vision hackathon for autonomous vehicles

VisionHack will take place in Moscow on Sept. 11.

VisionHack will take place in Moscow on Sept. 11.

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Around 150 young software developers from MIT, Cambridge, Beijing Science and Technology University, and other world leading universities will join the competition. The event will take place in Moscow on Sept. 11-13. 

VisionHack will focus on computer vision for driverless vehicles. The main objective is to create a new ADAS system to identify minor obstacles - for example, a dog crossing the road or sun obstructing one's view. The prize fund for the best computer vision solution is more than $30,000.

The jury will consist of AI professionals, venture funds, and development institutions. The event organizers are one of the leading Russia's leading universities, NUST MISiS, and AI software developer, Cognitive Technologies. 

More than 30 teams from leading international universities have already confirmed they will join the competition, and these include Cambridge University, Arizona State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University Paris-Saclay, Polytechnic University of Catalonia and much more. 

“We expect the end product of their work to enrich the expertise and enhance the existing ADAS system," said president of Cognitive Technologies Olga Uskova. "These tasks are going to substantially increase road safety along with drivers’ comfort level."

Lectures and meetings with outstanding IT professionals and autonomous vehicles experts are scheduled as a part of the hackathon. 


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