About Mercury Challenge
Surprise events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, the civil unrest that gave rise to the Arab Spring, and Russian incursions into Ukraine, forced rapid responses in the absence of data related to the underlying causes of these events. What if we could connect that dots that lead up to events such as these?
The IARPA Mercury Challenge seeks innovative solutions using machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to automatically predict the occurrence of critical events and infectious diseases in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The Mercury Challenge team is seeking data scientists and coders who can produce a technical solution for the challenge. Good at forecasting but not data science? You can also register with as team of 5 or less to work together on the challenge!
What’s in it for you and your team?
- Win prizes from a $100,000 prize pool, across 11 different categories
- Test your skills against other data scientists
- Join a community of passionate researchers and developers
- Gain access to a newly available comprehensive data set of MENA events
On Thursday, September 27th (6:00 – 7:30 PM), The IARPA Mercury Challenge team will be hosting an exclusive orientation in Washington, D.C. for all academics, technologists, and anyone interested in the challenge.
This Community Day will provide an overview of IARPA, the Mercury Challenge, and a brief training for registrants to get oriented with the challenge platform, API, data set, and submission process. We’re looking forward to meeting the WeWork and Flatiron School community and are excited for your participation in the challenge!
Incase you missed it – Topcoder Marathon Match for IARPA’s Mercury Challenge is live!