IBM Developer Drone Drop 2019 competition has officially started. From today until June 16, the company will allocate $ 1.500 (the price of a DJI drone) to the winning developers who will take part in the competition.
Why does IBM offer free drones? He hopes that you will use them to develop applications with AI technology that can help in case of natural disasters.
The contest officially started last week, but there is enough time for you to register. You do not need to be an expert or have already created an application to participate. The winners will be chosen at random and not by judges. The winners will win just over one more drone, according to IBM:
The DJI Tello drone is more than just a cool prize. We'll give you code patterns to unlock its potential, and introduce you to new skills around visual recognition, AI and machine learning.
" The DJI Tello drone is more than just a prize. We will provide you with code templates to unlock the capabilities of the drone, and introduce you to new skills around visual recognition, AI and machine learning."
The giveaway comes from Code and Response of IBM, a new initiative launched this year by the company. IBM aims to empower developers with the necessary resources and to support the implementation of innovative technological solutions to the problems of humanity.
Charismatic developers who may not have access to resources and IBM mentors seem to be a strategy that already pays off for the company.
One of last year's hackathon winners, Pedro Cruz, developed an app that helped relieve people affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.
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