TalkingData Launches Data Science Competition Featuring $25,000 Prize Pool

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kaggle_monsterTalkingData, the leading Big Data and analytics company in China, is launching its “Global Data Science Competition” beginning today, July 11, 2016 and ending September 5, 2016. The event will being held on Kaggle and is working in partnership with Turi (formerly GraphLab), the leading machine learning platform. Participants have an opportunity to win cash prizes in a pool totaling $25,000 for the top three teams.

This is going to be a groundbreaking attempt due to the relatively isolated Internet environment in China,” said TalkingData CEO Leo Cui. “For the international contestants, this is also a unique chance to examine complex Chinese mobile device data, which is a rare opportunity outside of the country.”

The final results are judged by Kaggle scores and a professional jury. The winners will be announced by TalkingData at the T11 Global Big Data Summit on September 13, 2016.

Below are the competition highlights:

  • Win Big Cash Prizes: The top teams with the best algorithms can walk away with $12,500 (1st place) $7,500 (2nd place) and $5,000 (3rd place) in cash.
  • Access Real, China Mobile Data: This is a great opportunity for the data science community to get to know China’s mobile market. This competition will help demystify one of the world’s most vibrant economies.
  • Solve Real-World Business Problems: The challenge is based on real business situations that TalkingData has encountered. With improved accuracies, age and gender prediction algorithms will have significant business value in situations such as customer targeting.

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