AI Artathon is one of Global AI Summit initiatives to be held in Riyadh on 23-25 January 2020. It is the first art based on artificial intelligence artathon competition, to create awareness about artificial intelligence through art. A competition that integrates developers, programmers and the art communities.
And to complete the competition, there will be a training program until the end of March 2020, the teams will compete, be trained, and get an opportunity to win over 500,000 SAR of cash awards.


Contestants should submit Artworks whether still or video created using Artificial Intelligence

Contestants should submit their source code

Submission Deadline 25 Jan 2020 before 12.30 PM

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Winner team (20)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Gene Kogan

Gene Kogan
Advising at Runway ML

Luba Elliott

Luba Elliott
AI Art curator

Celia Bugniot

Celia Bugniot
Art curator at Waltz Binaire.

Effat Fadag

Effat Fadag
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Wadee Alhalabi

Wadee Alhalabi
Associate professor of Computer Science KAU

Mohamed Elhoseiny

Mohamed Elhoseiny
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Visual Computing Center at KAUST

Andrew Yip

Andrew Yip
Digital and analytics lead at NEOM

Haitham Nawar

Haitham Nawar
Assistant professor and director of the design program at the American University in Cairo

Judging Criteria

  • Development Creativity and Originality
    Does this project integrate deep learning in an innovative, unexpected way? Does this project used an unexpected way with data input, data output or dataset ? How original and innovative is the product?
  • Potential to grow
    Does the solution proposed has the potential to grow and bring better results? Are the team logical thinking skills able to maintain and improve the project? Can the project inspire other ideas?
  • Mastering the skills
    Does the team have a clear understanding of the skills and the tools? Did they utilize the tools in the best way?
  • AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning usage
    Did the team use AI/ML/DL in their solutions. The level of complexity of the usage of AI/ML/DL.
  • Art Creativity and Originality
    How original is the visual theme? How original is the depicted concept? How effective is the infusion of technology to enhance the work?
  • Clarity
    Is the depicted theme clear to the viewer? How well is the concept reflected on the piece? Can the work speak for itself?
  • Quality
    How well is the quality of the artistic composition and overall design? Did they achieve balance of elements, repetition, visual rhythm? How balanced are the colors/tones? Do they compliment or enhance each other?
  • Impression
    What is the effect/impact of the artwork in general and as a whole? Does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art? Does it work outside of the competition ?

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