Top Penn State student teams reach final phase of Nittany AI Challenge

July 17, 2023

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nine Penn State student teams are gaining hands-on experience as they work to use artificial intelligence (AI) for good to solve real-world problems in the areas of health, environment, education and humanitarianism in the 2023 Nittany AI Challenge.

After advancing to the third phase of the eight-month-long competition, the teams are developing a minimal viable product that must be submitted by Aug. 8. The teams will pitch their idea during the AI For Good Expo on Sept. 7 where they will compete for a pool of $25,000 to advance the project further.

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