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    US Offers $500,000 Purse in Artificial Intelligence Contest

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    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced that Prizes totaling a half-million dollars will be awarded to contestants who develop the best artificial intelligence programs to produce complete reports from reams of data without a human writer.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Prizes totaling a half-million dollars will be awarded to contestants who develop the best artificial intelligence programs to produce complete reports from reams of data without a human writer, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced in a press release.

    "This challenge will pose a representative question to be answered by respondents using a completely automated system to sift through text reports and generate a finished intelligence product," the release stated on Tuesday.

    The purse consists of a top prize of $100,000 and multiple prizes of $30,000 for submissions from teams of high school students, the release explained.

    Entrants with the highest ranked submissions will be required to submit their source codes, the release noted.

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