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THREE $1 MILLION AWARDS FOR BREAKTHROUGH AI SOLUTIONS TO FIGHT POVERTY IN THE U.S.
About the Challenge
AI has game-changing potential to impact poverty only if we intentionally harness it to broaden opportunity rather than allowing it to exacerbate inequities and inequality. Robin Hood’s AI Poverty Challenge aims to identify breakthrough solutions that deliver results and inspire more efforts to use the powerful capabilities of AI in service of expanding upward mobility from poverty.

The mission of Robin Hood is to elevate New Yorkers out of poverty.
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As artificial intelligence evolves at an increasing pace, more effort is needed to direct its potential toward the goal of increasing upward mobility from poverty. The AI Poverty Challenge seeks high impact solutions in the fields of education, workforce, and financial empowerment.

EDUCATION

High quality education is essential to enable people to fulfill their full potential.
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FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT

Financial and social services help people manage challenges and facilitate pathways to economic security.
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WORKFORCE

Jobs with family-supporting wages and opportunities for career advancement are essential for upward mobility.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Here are key steps to join Robin Hood’s AI Poverty Challenge. Email us with questions.
Step 1
READINESS

Before registering, complete our readiness quiz to help determine eligibility and to ensure that your solution is a strong fit for the AI Poverty Challenge.

Step 2
REGISTRATION

After assessing your fit through the readiness quiz, register for the AI Poverty Challenge by Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Registration is required in order to participate.

Step 3
APPLICATION

Once you have registered for the AI Poverty Challenge, complete and submit your application no later than Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Step 4
EVALUATION

Valid applications will be scored by five Evaluation Panel judges. Scores are normalized to ensure fairness.

Step 5
FINALIST SELECTION

Informed by Evaluation Panel results, Robin Hood will review top-scoring submissions to select up to nine Finalists who will receive up to $100,000 and the opportunity to receive one of three $1 million awards.

Step 6
AWARD SELECTION

The Selection Committee will recommend up to three awardees to each receive a $1 million Robin Hood AI Poverty Challenge award.

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ABOUT Our Sponsors
Robin Hood elevates New Yorkers out of poverty by identifying and supporting high-impact community organizations, partnering with government, and advocating for what works so that New York City can be an engine of opportunity and upward mobility for all.
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The GitLab Foundation, an independent global private foundation associated with GitLab, Inc., is investing in people and accelerating ways for people to gain the skills and opportunities to increase their lifetime earnings.
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The mission of the Bezos Family Foundation is to invest in the science of learning and the experiences that youth need from birth to high school to pursue their own path for success.
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