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Got a great idea for the next killer app in perceptual computing? The Intel® Perceptual Computing Challenge  launched this week offers $1 million in prize money to the “brightest, boldest, and baddest PerC developers” using the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013

The challenge offers parallel and conventional programmers alike the chance to win big cash in cutting-edge areas:

  • Perceptual gaming. Games coded for close-range hand and finger tracking, speech recognition, face analysis, and 2-D/3-D object tracking.
  • Multimodal or immersive interaction. Take advantage of the multiple usage modes with the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 for an application that combines several Per C functionalities.
  • Creative User Interface.  Software that lets users interact with your application with a combination of speech recognition and mid-air gestures, facial analysis or object tracking?  
  • Productivity. Apps that don’t replace a keyboard boost user ability to accomplish key tasks.

Find out more about the contest here.

Enter the contest here.

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12 comments
walkerjian
walkerjian

Competitions such as these are for the purpose of boosting intellectual property without the need for attribution or compensation. The major prizewinners may get something, but the really good ideas are never heard of until they surface (pun intended MS) sometime later.... and not one shred of attribution or reward goes to the originator of the idea. Me. I have had this happen to me many times, and see the fruits of such competitions and surveys that I have contributed to thrown back in my face on a daily basis. The tragedy is that the original ideas I contributed to such egregiously sham 'competitions' are mere character tests, not the really good stuff... Alas, that will now die with me. Shame!

PatrickCameron
PatrickCameron

Oh yeah, how about posting the rules up in a better spot instead of wasting my time only to find out I'm not eligible.

aallggoorriitthhmmuuss
aallggoorriitthhmmuuss

Latin America has inside lot of exceptionally creative minds, but they are all
limited in too many ways. It's a shame for me not being living at least in
Canada.

rafael1
rafael1

"The contest is open to any developer 18 years or older residing in the following: United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Quebec), South Korea, Germany, Japan, China, Russia, India, Israel and Taiwan."

Why aren´t Latin Americans allowed to participate ? Are you afraid ? Chicken.

PatrickCameron
PatrickCameron

@walkerjian Yeah, I figured that.  The prize money is pretty poor for what you consider a really unique idea might make in terms of cash.. This looks like a way for  intel to expose new IP into the public domain and obtain a free licence to distribute... I might have whipped up some neat app for $100,000... but that's all it would be, a neat app... saving any truly money earner for commercialization.... that would explain why such crap entries always get sent (or seen) with these sort of competitions... except you might see some uni student try his luck with something good... I don't really know enough to say for sure, but you can be sure it seems like a grab for free IP... Globalization is such a rip off.

rafael1
rafael1

@aallggoorriitthhmmuuss I guess the reason Australia is also not allowed  is that they have too many kagooroos and prefer sailing and surfing to programming.

DogOfWar
DogOfWar

@rafael1 the reason is that all the Latin American countries either would not let you keep your prize or they are restricted by US law from importing the software technology!

PatrickCameron
PatrickCameron

@walkerjian but wait, shouldn't you be grateful intel made a SDK so you can sit in your room and be isolated from everyone for a couple of years whilst you work on your non-lucrative project?  I seem more connected to technology and less connected to people, where is this all going?

aallggoorriitthhmmuuss
aallggoorriitthhmmuuss

@rafael1 @aallggoorriitthhmmuuss <<Few countries have enough people interested in Applied Computer Sciences, the technology and its development>>... I hope this was what you did mean. If so, then it's true.I love the programming after 1 year of learning it. This kind of initiatives are good opportunities for people like us, individuals who wish to learn about CS and take it beyond (if possible).

Happy new year...