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AI4IMPACT Deep Learning Datathon 2020: Deep Learning for Finance

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A competition to learn and apply Deep Learning to financial predictions. No programming experience needed.

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LEARN - BUILD - IMPACT

Deep Learning has shown outstanding performance in generating consistently accurate forecasts using vast amounts of data, which is hard for humans or traditional modeling.

One area where deep learning can shine is in prediction.

Through this Datathon, you will LEARN basic to advanced deep learning techniques for forecasting, BUILD your own deep learning algorithm models and make an IMPACT by deploying your models into real-world.

Our deep tech partner, SGInnovate, is constantly looking for capable deep tech talents for internship / full-time opportunities with Asia's best Deep Tech Startups.

What You Will Learn:

  • End-to-End Deep Learning Pipeline
  • Building Your Own Forecasting Models
  • Tips and Tricks from The AI Experts

Your Learning Journey:

  • LEARN (29 June Launch): 8 video sessions (self-paced learning), with online mentorship on building predictive financial applications.
  • BUILD (30 June - 19 July): Participants build their own forecasting model using real-world financial datasets. ai4impact experts provide online mentorship.
  • Demo Day (17 July): Submit a 5-minute video detailing your approach by 17 July 2020. The video will be used to decide if the team qualifies for the final stage of the competition. Judging criteria will be sent to all contestants during this time.
  • IMPACT (20 - 29 July): If your team is selected to proceed after Demo Day, your model's URL will be used to trigger (virtual) trades of a commodity. The top 10 teams with the highest profits will be invited to proceed to the Finale. In the event to ties in profits, ai4impact will select the teams to go forward. Details of the trading algorithm will be released closer to the date.
  • Finale (31 July): The top 10 teams will present their solutions to a panel of expert judges who will evaluate their work. This will be done live using zoom. The event will also be broadcast live. The best teams will stand a chance to become DEEP LEARNING DATATHON 2020 champions!

Training Outline:

  • Session 1: Introduction to Forecasting
  • Session 2: Risk Minimization
  • Session 3: The Prediction Pipeline
  • Session 4: Defining the Network
  • Session 5: Application: Temperature Prediction
  • Session 6: Difference, Momentum and Force Inputs
  • Session 7: Input Scaling and Dimensional Reduction
  • Session 8: Squared Perceptrons / Momentum & Force Losses

Prizes

The top 3 teams will be presented with Deep Learning Datathon 2020 championship certificates signed by SGInnovate & ai4impact.

All top 10 teams will be inducted into the Deep Learning Datathon Hall of Fame and receive custom "Deep Learning Datathon 2020 Finalist" T-Shirts.

Frequently Asked Question

  • Q: I have no knowledge about programming. Can I still participate? Yes! This competition is accessible to non-programmers. No prior programming experience is needed. Learn and apply the concepts taught and work hard to get a good solution.
  • Q: Do I have to setup / install anything for the competition? Everything will be accessible through your internet browser (Firefox or Chrome).
  • Q: I want to join the datathon on a part-time basis. Can I still participate? Yes! You can learn the materials and build the forecast models at your own convenient time and pace. You're only required to attend the Finale session if you are selected.
  • Q: Where is the datathon held? On the Internet :)
  • Q: How do I win the competition? We will guide you in building an online financial prediction application. This application will be used to predict the price of a commodity -- exactly which commodit(ies) will be revealed later. We will use a simple trading model (to be revealed later also) to perform trades based on your price predictions.
  • Q: What is the objective of Deep Learning Datathon 2020? We want you to learn practical deep learning concepts and immediately apply them in building an end-to-end AI prediction application in the area of finance.
  • Q: Can I just join the training and not the competition? Certainly. But why stop there when you can make a difference?
  • Q: How large can my team be? You can compete alone or have up to five team members. This datathon is an intense programme with lots to learn. We (highly) recommend you to sign up as a group.
  • Q: Can I submit multiple models for evaluation? Each team should submit just one model for this competition. However, you are encouraged to tweak your model as the competition progresses.
  • Q: Do I need to be at a university to join? This competition is open to anyone. Register to learn and compete.
  • Q: What should I do if I have any other questions? Email us at ai4impact@gmail.com.

About SGInnovate

SGInnovate is focused on adding tangible value to the Singapore deep tech startup ecosystem in two key areas – development of Human Capital and deployment of Investment Capital.

With the support of our partners and co-investors, we back deeply technical founders through equity-based investments, access to talent, and support in building customer traction.

About ai4impact

ai4impact's mission is to help everyone, regardless of age or background, learn AI and build applications. Since its launch in 2019, we have successfully helped 1500+ non-programmers develop useful AI solutions.

We believe AI can help change our lives for the better, and everyone -- yes, that includes you, dear reader! -- should be able to utilize this amazing technology for social good.

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