Through innovation and efficiencies, the agri-food sector has met an ever increasing global demand over the last century. However, agriculture and associated land use represent nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and use about 70% of freshwater resources across our increasingly water-stressed globe. And, as over 820 million people go hungry, around 2 billion more lack sufficient micronutrients and another 2.5 billion consume excess calories for their needs, the question remains, have current food systems been effective? Sustainable? Inclusive? Healthy?

Join us in our efforts to harness the power of AI and ML to transition towards more regenerative, inclusive, nutritious and resilient food systems by submitting a project idea to the Food Breakthrough Track through the form below.

The three themes open for project submissions are:

  1. How might we use AI and ML to establish the correlation between growing practices and the nutritional value of food?
  2. How might we use AI to design resilient food systems that better anticipate, adapt to and/or mitigate shocks?
  3. How might we use AI to leverage diverse data sets to develop a more complete picture on the social, ecological and nutritional impact of food choices?

As part of the AI for Good Global Summit, the Food Breakthrough Track is an opportunity to generate and fuel meaningful projects that advance progress on more than one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Interested individuals and teams from around the world are invited to submit project ideas to the Future of Food Track. Projects with the potential to generate the highest and most immediate impact in the three themes listed above will be championed and shepherded by experts and will be considered for a finalist position. The top three finalists will then be selected by the Future of Food track Brain Trust and will have the opportunity to present their projects for a possible launch at the virtual AI for Good Global Summit September 21-25, 2020.

In the case of team submissions, we strongly encourage teams to be racially diverse and gender balanced. Submissions will be accepted through August 25, after which our team will review your submission and will follow up regarding next steps as appropriate.

It’s time to redesign food systems for a lasting positive impact - socially, ecologically and nutritionally - and design data approaches and platforms that enable equitable data ownership, transparency and influence.

For more information about the future of food, check out XPRIZE’s Future of Food Impact Roadmap. For all other questions, please contact [email protected].