“Competition platforms” offer interesting ways to pull together communities to focus on solving a problem.

There are several out there.

For example, Kaggle provides access to development tools and the compute cycles to run algorithms.

They also have some well-written tutorials and training that I highly encourage you to try. (My wife got lost in the analysis of survival rates for passengers of the Titanic – an excellent introduction to machine learning to do at your own pace.) There is currently a Kaggle competition to develop an algorithm that will help health care workers in rural parts of the world prevent cervical cancer by applying the right treatment in high-risk pre-cancerous situations.
See the Intel and MobileODT Cervical Cancer Screening Competition for a more detailed explanation. (The competition offers $100,000 in prize money, by the way.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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