Essay Competition

New Ways in AI

In 1957, psychologist Frank Rosenblatt published the first paper on trainable neural networks. Since then, humans have walked on the moon, we have built the internet, and invented smart devices that fit in our pockets – but neural networks still have not led to human-level AI.

 

Therefore, a promising step for developing artificial intelligence is to move away from the current hype and ask more centrally:

What fundamental principles of intelligence must be considered
in the successful design of artificial intelligence?

Please read the requirements in the competition document below carefully and win up to CHF 2'000 with your essay! Essays are accepted in English and in German and all citations and sources must be indicated.

That's in it for you

We challenge you to write an essay of 2'000 to 3'000 words. Whether you answer the question from a biological, computational, mathematical, neuroscientific, philosophical, psychological, social, or any other perspective is up to you. We value novel and insightful arguments.

 

Hand in your essay with the form below by 23:59 GMT on December 31, 2022, and win great prizes: The best essays will be rewarded with CHF 2'000 for first place, CHF 1'000 for second place, and CHF 500 for third place. All essays are judged on their novelty, clarity, argumentative strength, and usefulness in the field of AI.

Submission

Submit your essay by December 31, 2022, 23:59 GMT, as a PDF file using the form below.


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