The UNESCO, King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, for the use of ICT in education, is open for application, from potential candidates, with a background in Artificial Intelligence, (AI).


This 2019 edition of the prize award, goes by the theme, “the use of Artificial Intelligence, to innovate education, teaching and learning.”


Artificial Intelligence, coupled with advancements in neuroscience, have the potential, to enhance teaching methodologies and support lifelong learning and personalise learning.


AI, also tends to propel and accelerate the discovery of new delivery modes of education.


In line with Sustainable Development Goal number 4, on education, UNESCO’s partnership aims to explore the effective and ethical use of AI applications, to reduce the barriers in accessing education, while optimizing learning processes, to improve learning outcomes.


In this year’s award, the prize would go to an AI-powered solution, with applications in neuroscience.


Eligibility For The UNESCO King Hamad Prize


Any individual, institution, or, non-governmental organization, (NGO), with an established ongoing project, relevant to the specific theme of the year.


The focus must be on the use AI-powered solutions, to enhance education, improve learning outcomes, or, empower teachers.


Criteria For The Prize Award


The nominated projects/programs, should be ongoing, for at least 6 months and would be considered for meeting the following:


* Be relevant to the specific theme of the year
* Be innovative, specifically, in the application of AI
* Provide evidence for potential replicability and scalability
* Demonstrate measurable positive and sustainable impact, in the lives of the targeted beneficiaries


The Prize For The Winners


Two winners will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO, based on the recommendations of an international Jury, and each winner will receive a reward of US$25,000 and a diploma, during a ceremony in Paris.


How to apply


Do you have an Artificial Intelligence-driven solution, to enhance education, improve learning outcomes and empower teachers? If yes, then, click this link to create an account, then go ahead to fill this form the portal, for registration, as the deadline for application is Thursday, October 31, 2019.