The importance of artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning in recent times is no hidden secret. The application of AI has become imperative to all leading industries and there is no reason for the booming E-commerce industry to not apply the same to grow their business. Accentuating on the importance of applying state-of-the-art deep learning architectures to embed artificial intelligence into their products, Snapdeal, one of the leading E-commerce companies in India, recently announced an AI Hackathon for software professionals.
“The diverse nature of the E-commerce sector gives us the opportunity to solve interesting problems around Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning,” said Snapdeal in a blog post outlining on the importance of AI and the rules of the Hackathon. Snapdeal says that they are using deep learning, machine learning and AI to ensure that the products that are listed on Snapdeal everyday, which is over 5 crores, comply with the website’s guidelines; results are personalized to the crores of visitors needs; and in fraud detection mechanism.
Snapdeal is actually organizing the Hackathon to encourage and identify AI experts to join their team. Individuals will be judged on two aspects namely understanding of computer vision and neural nets. The competition is open to all professionals across the world and the winner has to beat the algorithm built by the internal team at Snapdeal and the algorithm built by other contestants. The winner will receive Rs 50,000 and those living in India may receive an interview call for two to three vacancies that are available at Snapdeal.
Registration for the Hackathon is open until 10 September 2018 and the contest starts on the same date after which contestants will have 30 days to submit results. Team submissions and those using multiple user IDs will be disqualified. The participation is free of charge, says Snapdeal.