Applications are being accepted for Better Working World Data Challenge 2023. Prepare yourself as the challenge is open to all students.
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Applications are now being accepted for the Ernst & Young (EY) Better Working World Data Challenge 2023. Prepare to compete; the challenge is open to all university students and early-career data scientists. The Better Working World Data Challenge challenged university students and young professionals to develop an automated fire-edge detection and prediction model that would help firefighters make more timely and informed decisions, ultimately saving lives, property, and biodiversity from wildfires (biodiversity refers to all forms of life).
This diversity of species is critical to ecosystem function, forest health, and, ultimately, human prosperity. The winning results will help scientists, policymakers, and governments protect and forecast biodiversity in a specific region.
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Participants can select among three different levels of challenges, from beginner to advanced; everyone is welcome. EY, Data Camp, and Microsoft have designed learning packages to assist the applicant in preparation.
Level 1: Using TerraClimate variables, create a Species Distribution Model for the frog species “Litoria Fallax” in Australia.
Level 2: Using a range of open-source geographic datasets accessible on Microsoft Planetary Portal create a Species Distribution Model for estimating the occurrence of 9 frog species across Costa Rica, South Africa and Australia.
Level 3: Develop a mixed regression model to forecast frog population density for South Africa, Australia and Costa Rica.
Details about the Better Working World Data Challenge
- Financial coverage: Fully Funded
- Deadline: The challenge is open from 10:00 a.m. CET on 1 February 2023 and closes at 3:00 p.m. CET on 31 March 2023
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Following applicants will be eligible for the Ernst & Young (EY) Better Working World Data Challenge:
- Any university student with interest in data science can enter and participate.
- If the applicant has less than two years of professional experience, then he or she can also join the challenge.
- If the applicants have less than 2 years of experience, they will need to pay to use Azure.
Benefits Of Better Working World Data Challenge
Following are the benefits of the Ernst & Young (EY) Better Working World Data Challenge 2022.
- Opportunity to work with people from all over the world.
- Access to tutorials and training is also available.
- Students can use Azure, Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology stack, for free and receive free Microsoft IT certifications.
- There’s also the possibility to win cash prizes of up to $10,000.
- EY will provide mentorship to the top 30 finalists in each challenge.
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- Participants can utilize whatever technology and/or approaches they believe are most suited to their task.
- They will have to disclose any code and external datasets they utilized, so make sure that the applicant only used publicly available data, and that code and methods are reliable and reproducible.
How To Apply For Better Working World Data Challenge
- The applicants can register through the official link of the Ernst & Young (EY) Better Working World data challenge.
- The results must be submitted using the platform.
- Participants will get instructions on how to submit their results and supporting documentation if they are selected as a finalist.
- Finalists should also include a video presentation of their work in their submission.
- Following the announcement of the finalists, the evaluation criteria will be provided.
- The challenge is open from 10:00 a.m. CET on 1 February 2023 and closes at 3:00 p.m. CET on 31 March 2023