Wazoku Crowd Reduction to Practice Challenge: Revolutionizing Data Ingestion and Curation for Intelligence Analysis
Closing Date: 31/01/2023
Innovation challenge seeking a novel solution for data ingestion and curation which can adapt its method of data ingestion and remain agnostic to data schema, types, and formats.
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This Wazoku Crowd Reduction to Practice (RTP) Challenge – Revolutionizing Data Ingestion and Curation for Intelligence Analysis – has been put forward by the United States Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), to seek a novel solution for data ingestion and curation which can adapt its method of data ingestion and remain agnostic to data schema, types, and formats.
Intelligence analysts are often required to curate and prepare a wide range of data sources, types, structures, and formats for deeper analysis. Data ingestion efforts often rely on highly customised and individually scripted data connectors to bring data onboard which can be time-consuming and require a dedicated data engineering team.
To enable analysts to efficiently and effectively produce actionable intelligence, the Seekers for this Challenge are looking for an innovative solution to automate data ingestion and remain agnostic to the various types, formats, and schema of data which can comprise text, images, videos, Excel, and CSV files.
This Challenge will take place in two phases.
- Phase 1 is open from 13 Dec 2022 to 31 Jan 2023 and is open to all Solvers who meet the stated eligibility requirements. The Solvers with the top three solutions to Phase 1 that meet the technical requirements of the Challenge will each receive awards of $8,000 to offset the cost of participation and travel for Phase 2, which culminates with a final in-person presentation event in Singapore on 22 March 2023.
- Phase 2 is open from 15 to 22 Mar 2023 and will be limited to the Solvers with the top three solutions from Phase 1 to evaluate and refine their unique solutions with more challenging datasets.
- Solvers, or at least one member of a Solver team, must be present at the final event to be eligible for any award (for both Phase 1 or Phase 2).
- The Solver team representative will be extended a complimentary ticket to attend the Singapore Defence Technology Summit to be held from 22 to 24 March 2023.
|Funding body||Wazoku Crowd|
|Maximum value||28,000 USD|
|Category||Science and Technology|
|Fund or call||Fund|