Snapdeal announces AI Hackathon


Hyderabad: Snapdeal today announced the launch of ‘AI Hackathon, for professionals world-wide to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence in addressing business problems pertaining to the ecommerce sector.

This competition challenges participants to solve interesting problems around computer vision and natural language processing. Some key issues to be tackled by the hackers include the ability to personalise search results to suit each customer’s requirements and minimisation of fraud on the platform. The winner will be selected based on his/ her ability to solve the real – world business problems.

As part of this strategic initiative, Snapdeal aims to engage super-smart Artificial Intelligence experts to join Snapdeal’s team. This 30 days’ challenge is starting from September 10, 2018, and will witness the participation of enthusiastic tech-geeks from across the world to participate in this mega event.

As part of the competition, the winner must beat the algorithm built by the internal team at Snapdeal and the algorithm built by other contestants. The winner will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and will have an opportunity to join Snapdeal’s expert AI team.