AI3 Prize Competition

Smart Communities Smart Responders

Other Funding
  • Program Type
    Other Funding
  • Funding Award
  • Submission Deadline
    January 10, 2023 (Phase 1)
  • Program Duration
    Phase 3 Evaluation and Live Competition
  • Eligibilty Requirements (Y/N)

The rapid deployment of 5G infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart buildings, transportation, and public safety data streams benefit communities across the country. However, these technologies have created a flood of data and made it difficult for public safety leaders and individual first responders to use them.

The Smart Communities, Smart Responders: An Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things Prize Competition (AI3 Prize Competition) seeks to address this situation by accelerating the development of real-time data visualization with rapid IoT sensor integration, accessing various IoT data streams delivered in usable formats. The objective is to help first responders solve complex problems by interoperating and integrating sensor information, thus improving situational analysis and response time.

Texas A&M University (TAMU) and US-Ignite invite members of the public to join the AI3 Prize Competition, which is funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR). The participants are expected to ingest the unknown data, evaluate it based on metadata or other contextual information, and categorize the data appropriately to utilize it on a situational awareness platform. A selected group of teams will have the opportunity to fully develop their solutions, preparing for and competing in a final, live test event at the Disaster City®.

Why Participate

  • Win cash prizes! Up to $360,000 in cash prizes
  • Travel to key events and visit world-class training facilities for first responders
  • Expand your network in the public safety community
  • Test solutions by the public safety community in staged emergency scenarios during the final live event
  • Receive feedback from the industry and academic leaders
  • Identify data sources and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to improve emergency responder capabilities
  • Identify technologies that improve the health and safety of emergency responders
  • Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.