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FAQs - Omdena

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for organizations interested to host an AI for Good challenge

1. What is Omdena?
A platform where mission-driven organizations and companies can launch a challenge for a global community of AI engineers to solve it collaboratively.

2. What constitutes a challenge? What is the duration of a challenge?
A social problem that can be solved using AI. Each challenge runs for 8 weeks.

3. What is the process for the organization?
The organization can submit the challenge via our page https://omdena.com/ai-challenge/. If you are not sure about what can be hosted as a challenge, please email karen@omdena.com to set up a call to discuss further.

4. What is the model of engagement?
Depending on the challenge, we charge a small administrative fee. In special cases, if the organization is not able to pay the fee as they have no source of income, won’t make money from the solution, plan to keep the code open source, and are solving a global problem, which needs urgent attention, we are happy to waive the fee.

5. Can you show me some examples of past work?
All our past and current challenges can be found at https://omdena.com/our-projects/. If you want to read about the results from our past challenges, feel free to read our blog https://medium.com/omdena

6. If an organization is interested, what do they need to provide?
In some of our challenges, the organizations provided their own data, in others they did not have immediate data access. During the challenge, we are able to leverage our community to get data from other sources. In this case, reach out to us to discuss your specific case. Feel free to schedule a call with karen@omdena.com

7. What are the final deliverables?
It depends on the challenge, but the final deliverable can be the data (cleaned, tagged) and the developed AI model(s).

It depends on the challenge, but the final deliverable can be the data (cleaned, tagged) and the developed AI model(s).

General FAQs for Omdena Challenge Collaborators (Exemptions apply)

1. How much time should I contribute?
10-20 hours a week based on your skills and availabilities. It will be agreed upon a weekly contribution in the project kickoff phase.

2. When are we required to be online?
There is no formal requirement It depends on the sub-community (task-related learning group) that you are part of. For online presentations, webinar, and workshops, you are required to be online.

3. How are we going to be evaluated?
Self-evaluation techniques through shared learning and peer-to-peer reviews.

4. Do we get a task description with deliverables?
Yes, you will get a task description and how the result should look like, but we will not provide granular tasks.

5. Can we participate in a couple of challenges at the same time?
Yes, you can, as long as you are ready to contribute to them and we agreed on a commitment.

6. Can we change sub-communities?
Yes, you can, but before you do please contact us.

7. Who should we talk to if we don’t know how to proceed?
Questions can be posted in a questions chat and the mentor will answer them.

8. How are our results presented?
At the end of the development sprint, we are holding a small demo, where each of the sub-communities will present their results, followed by a Q&A session.