ARCathon I

Global AI Competition

Competition has ended

A huge thank you to all participants in the ARCathon I !

On January 31, 2023, we will launch the ARCathon II with prize money of up to CHF 70,000!

Stay tuned for more information on this website and our LinkedIn!

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Final
Registration:

Dec. 30, 2022

Final
Submission:

Dec. 31, 2022

Winners
Announcement:

Jan. 13, 2023

Creative Problem Solvers

ARCathon is a global AI competition that originates in Davos, Switzerland. The competition challenges independent participants as well as company and institution representatives from various backgrounds to solve ARC - a task that has proven impossible for even state-of-the-art deep learning models. This IQ test for AI was developed by the Co-Host of the ARCathon and Senior Staff Engineer at Google François Chollet.

A World Record Attempt!

ARC is an intelligence test for algorithms. It consists of 1,000 different tasks including 100 secret tasks that make up the private test set. The goal of ARCathon is to develop an AI that solves private tasks without knowing them in advance, which requires abstraction capabilities that AI does not have today. While humans on average solve 80% of all ARC tasks effortlessly, today's algorithms achieve no more than 29%, which is currently the world record. To learn more about ARC, visit our ARC Page and read Chollet's 2019 Paper on ARC.

Second Prize

Weekend in Davos

Expenses covered by Lab42

First Prize

CHF 5'042 for a team party

+ Weekend in Davos

 

Expenses covered by Lab42

Third Prize

Weekend in Davos

Expenses covered by Lab42

First Prize

CHF 5'042 for a team party
+ Weekend in Davos

Expenses covered by Lab42

Second Prize

Weekend in Davos

Expenses covered by Lab42

Third Prize

Weekend in Davos

Expenses covered by Lab42

Win an award & make history

The top 3 teams that exceed the 30% mark on the private test set (Milestone-30) will win a team weekend in Davos with expenses paid. First place of the teams exceeding 30% will receive additional prize money of CHF 5'042 for a team party. If a team reaches the Lab42 goal of 42% (Milestone-42), the team members' names will be carved into a rock at a special location in Davos and will be honored at the Swiss AI Awards!

Register your Team

If you want to give the ARC Challenge a shot, form a team of 1 to 5 independent people or individuals representing their organization. Swiss and international participants are welcome as well as teams of representatives from different organizations. If you are having difficulty putting together a team or would like to join an existing team, write to arcathon@lab42.global.

Know-How Exchange

Upon registration, Lab42 will provide possible strategies, regular updates and interviews with the most advanced teams. The best place to start developing your own solution is the Competition Guide as well as signing up on our Community Website and starting discussions in the ARCathon group. Lab42 offers team support from our experts, including resolving technical or administrative questions about ARCathon and AI.

Meet the Host and the Jury

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Grewe

Professor at Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH and ETH Zürich

Brigitte
Sommer

Founder of ADROIT and Jury Member Digital Economy Award

François
Chollet

Creator of Keras, the ARC and Host of the ARCathon

Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann

 

Pascal Kaufmann

Neuroscientist and Founder of the Mindfire Foundation

Evaluation process

The judging process is overseen by François Chollet, host of ARCathon, and an independent Jury composed of distinguished members of the Swiss AI Award Committee, ETH Zurich and the Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Solutions can be submitted starting September 1, 2022. Please read the submission criterias in the Competition Guide carefully so that your source code can be reviewed by our jury.

 

Each registered team is allowed to submit a Docker container twice per calendar week, with a deadline for submission of December 31 at 23:59 CET. Your team's score will be uploaded to the leaderboard upon successful submission and evaluation by Cubera.

The evaluation is conducted by our partner Cubera Solutions, a trusted and esteemed Swiss software and design agency based at Lake Zurich, to ensure a fair and equal running of all submitted algorithms.

Submission License & Data Use

Open Source Code under Apache 2.0 license.

 Any purpose, licensed under Apache 2.0.

François Chollet, AI Pioneer and Creator of the ARC Dataset

Team Briefing

Essential Documents

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Team Resources

Your Contact

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