Team ARISE from Nepal was been named the overall winner at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior 2022.
Microsoft has announced top 10 winners of annual Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge for the year 2022.
Students around the world aged 13-18 participated in the challenge to solve some of the world’s biggest issues using the power of artificial intelligence (AI).
Among the top 10 winners, ARISE is the only team from Nepal to make to the list.
ARISE is an AI-driven interactive application that uses motion and augmented reality to promote accessibility for chemistry lab equipment for individuals with disabilities.
To reward them, Microsoft Community is soon holding an award ceremony where each of them will get digital equipments, prizes totaling $1200, merchandise, trophies, and certificates.
Rick Herrmann, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector Education shares,
Know About Microsoft AI for Good Initiative; How did ARISE win Microsoft Imagine Cup Juniors?
Microsoft AI for Good Initiative is a global grant program that accepts ideas that can make a huge impact on the world with the use of AI.
It has various categories for the grant programs that awards the students and people working on their projects that adds value to the human life through AI like:
- AI for Earth
- AI for Health
- AI for Accessibility
- AI for Humanitarian Action
- AI for Cultural Heritage
- Data for Society
Arise won the award from Nepal under AI for Accessibility. It is an AI-driven interactive application promoting accessibility for chemistry laboratory equipment using motion and augmented reality. Hence, deploying the power of AI in scientific education, team Arise won got in the top 10 list of Microsoft Imagine Cup Juniors 2022.
They won the national level competition held on December 2021 and then went for the global competition.
The team consists of four enthusiastic students:
- Aamod Paudel
- Ayush Banjade
- Bibas Basnet
- Shaleen Kumar Dhital
By participating in these initiatives, the students not only got an opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s programs but also further developed the skills related to modern and in-demand workplace skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
The top 10 winners are also features in the Forbes article.