Google.org is issuing an open call to organisations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.
Selected organisations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25 million pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
Google believes that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives.
That’s why we’re excited to support organisations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges and is looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organisations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use.
Since 2005, Google.org has invested in innovative organisations that are using technology to build a better world.
Impact. How will the proposed project address a societal challenge, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? Is there a clear plan to deploy the AI model for real-world impact, and what are the expected outcomes?
Feasibility. Does the team have a well-developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Does the team have a plan to access a meaningful dataset and technical expertise to apply AI to the problem? Have they identified the right partners and domain experts needed for implementation?
Use of AI. Does the proposal apply AI technology to tackle the issue it seeks to address?
Scalability. If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?
How to apply
Organisations will have until 11:59:59pm PST January 22, 2019 to submit their applications. After the deadline, Google and a panel of experts will review proposals and announce grant recipients in spring 2019.