Grab, the leading ride-sharing app in Southeast
A strategic initiative by Grab, the challenge aims to promote the use of data and AI to solve for some of Southeast Asia’s biggest urban challenges, such as traffic congestion and safety. The top 50 participants will be offered a full-time position at Grab, as well as cash prizes for the top five individuals. The overall winner of the challenge will walk away with S$10,000.
The three challenge themes are:
“We believe that AI can unlock new ways to change the lives of millions of Southeast Asians for the better. That’s why we are investing heavily into our data science, machine learning and AI capabilities. Today we have one of the largest AI and data science teams in the region, with 250 employees and still rapidly growing. We want to help build a deeper and wider AI talent pool in Southeast Asia, and we hope that with initiatives like AI for S.E.A, we can help encourage more people to pursue a career in this field. We’re heartened to see the strong interest we’ve received so far, from 1500 applicants within just one week from across Southeast Asia and even from as far away as the United States and
Grab will be holding AI for S.E.A roadshows in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore, where interested participants can learn more about the challenge, Grab’s AI team and efforts, and have their questions answered by employees.
How to join?
Interested individuals can visit the official website to learn more about the challenge themes and download corresponding datasets. The deadline for submission is 17 June, and shortlisted candidates will be informed on the week of 24 June.
A Demo Day for finalists to present their solutions will happen on the week of 2 July, where winners will be announced on the same day.