ARCathon

Swiss AI Competition

Competition Timeline

Submission
Start:

Sept. 1, 2022

Final
Registration:

Nov. 31, 2022

Final
Submission:

Dec. 31, 2022

Winners
Announcement:

Jan. 13, 2023

Who puts together the most creative team?

ARCathon is Swiss AI competition where companies, institutions and individuals compete to solve ARC by François Chollet, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google and host of the ARCathon together with Lab42. Since current machine learning solutions are not capable of solving ARC, creative ideas from a wide variety of fields have the greatest chance of success. ARCathon isn't won by teams of only skilled coders but through the interdisciplinary collaboration of problem solvers.

A Swiss-wide tournament to set a new world record!

ARC 1 is an intelligence test for algorithms that consists of 1,000 different tasks, 100 of which form the private test set. This private test set must be solved without knowing any of its tasks, which requires abstraction capabilities that AI today does not have. To learn more about ARC, visit the About ARC page and read Chollet's 2019 paper on ARC. The current world record in the ARC competition is at 29%, while a human solves an average of 80% of the tasks.

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

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 with a Docker container (an executable package of software to run the submitted code) distributed to registered teams. Please read the Docker criteria and requirements carefully so that your source code can be reviewed and evaluated by our jury. Each registered team is allowed to submit 5 solutions, the rating of which will be uploaded to the leaderboard. Only the highest score will be considered for the prizes. Deadline for submission is December 31, 23:59 CET.

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

Benefit from the regular exchange of best practices

Register with your team starting on August 15, 2022. Upon registration, Lab42 will provide possible strategies, regular updates and interviews with the most advanced teams until the final submission day on December 31, 2022. Lab42 also offers team support from our experts, including resolving technical or administrative questions about ARCathon and AI. Please tick in the registration form whether or not you would like to be kept up to date and invited to the team briefings and best practice sharing.

This is in for you: Win the award and make history

If you want to give the ARC Challenge a chance and there is at least one person who can turn your ideas into code, form a team of 2 to 5 independent individuals or organizational representatives. 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. Lab42 will be happy to match you with an existing team or creative individuals.

 

The top 3 teams that exceed the 30% mark (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 that honors some of the most creative minds in AI history.

François Chollet, AI Pioneer and Creator of the ARC Dataset

Team Briefing

Essential Files

Images automatically generated by the AI program “MidJourney”: Machine City Matrix movies in Lab42 colors.

Team Resources

Submission License & Data Use

Open Source Code under Apache 2.0 license.

 Any purpose, licensed under Apache 2.0.

Your Contact

Oliver Schmid

Lead Community Lab42

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