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One area where deep learning can shine is in predicting the future.

Through this Live Tournament, you will learn basic to advanced deep learning techniques for forecasting, build your own deep learning algorithm models and make an impact by deploying your models into real world.

No previous programming experience is required.

What our past students say...

The Challenge

Your mission is to build an online financial prediction application that predicts the production of wind energy.

You will play the role of an energy trader. Your challenge is to develop a deep learning forecasting algorithm using live datasets to perform energy trading and ensure stable supply of wind energy to the grid.

Your Tournament Journey

LEARN ( 11 - 15 Aug )

5 video and Lab sessions (self-paced learning) on building predictive applications using deep learning.

All teams must submit a video for a forecasting project in order to proceed. Only teams that submit their video will qualify for the next round of the competition and receive Advanced topics.

ADVANCED TOPICS ( 16 - 18 Aug )

4 video and lab sessions on advanced topics in deep learning for prediction.

BUILD ( 19 - 21 Aug )

Participants build their own forecasting model using real-world datasets. ai4impact experts provide online mentorship.

IMPACT ( 22 - 26 Aug )

Your team's model will be used to trigger wind energy trades over a period of 5 days. The top 10 teams with the highest profits will be invited to proceed to the Finale. In the event to ties in profits, ai4impact will select the teams to go forward.

Shortlisted teams must write an article detailing their work for judges to evaluate. The article needs to be submitted by 28 Aug 2020.

FINALE ( 29 Aug 2020 )

The top 10 teams will present their solutions to a panel of expert judges who will evaluate their work. This will be done live using zoom. The event will also be broadcast live.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have no knowledge about programming. Can I still participate? Yes! This competition is accessible to non-programmers. No prior programming experience is needed. Learn and apply the concepts taught and work hard to get a good solution.

Q: Do I have to setup / install anything for the competition? Everything will be accessible through your internet browser (Firefox or Chrome).

Q: Where is the competition held? On the Internet :)

Q: What is the objective of the Tournament? We want you to learn practical deep learning concepts and immediately apply them in building an end-to-end AI prediction application in the area of finance.

Q: How large can my team be? You can compete alone or have up to five team members. This datathon is an intense programme with lots to learn. We (highly) recommend you to sign up as a group.

Q: Can I submit multiple models for evaluation? Each team should submit just one model for this competition. However, you are encouraged to tweak your model as the competition progresses.

Q: Do I need to be at a university to join? This competition is open to anyone. Register to learn and compete.


ai4impact is very helpful in helping me understand deep learning concepts. It provides thorough elaboration on building deep learning models. Solving the problem set given provided us realistic perspectives on applying deep learning techniques in real-world scenarios. Chandana

We did not know much about machine learning. We learnt so many things. What's more valuable is the hands-on experience, not just learning the concepts but applying it, it is so important. We highly recommend the Datathon to our peers, just do it! Richard

About ai4impact

ai4impact's mission is to help everyone, regardless of age or background, learn AI and build applications. Since its launch in 2019, we have successfully helped hundreds of non-programmers develop useful AI solutions.

We believe AI can help change our lives for the better, and everyone -- yes, that includes you, dear reader! -- should be able to utilize this amazing technology for social good.

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