Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards (Up to $35K)

Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards (Up to $35K)

Call For Applications: Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards (Up to $35K)

Meta announced the launch of the Meta Llama (Large Language Model Meta AI) Impact Innovation Awards, building on its commitment to open science and empowering developers in every industry to drive breakthroughs, create new products and solutions, and benefit from accelerations in technological advancement and economic growth.

The Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards supports organisations across Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey leveraging Llama 2 or Llama 3 to drive social impact.

With awards of up to $35,000, this program will identify and empower organizations that use Llama as a core element of their work to address regional challenges.

The Awards is a global program for all countries in regional Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their use of Llama 2 or Llama 3 addresses specific issues relevant to their primary location of operation:

  • Education: Leverage Llama to improve learning outcomes, increase access to quality education, and enhance the teaching experience. Applications might include AI-powered tutoring, personalized learning platforms, and intelligent teacher tools.
  • Public services: Harness Llama to enhance government services in transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Applications might include but are not limited to solutions for citizen engagement, AI-driven data analysis, and virtual assistants for navigating government processes.
  • Healthcare: Apply Llama to improve health outcomes, streamline clinical workflows, and enhance patient experiences. These might include AI-powered diagnostic tools, intelligent tools for healthcare workers, or personalized medicine platforms.
  • Safety and Security: Employ Llama to develop innovative solutions that enhance public safety, prevent fraud, and protect vulnerable populations. For example, AI-powered fraud detection, chatbots for emergency response, and predictive analytics for crime prevention.

Application Process

Organizations in eligible countries are encouraged to submit their applications. All proposals will be evaluated using a selection criteria that assesses:

  • Demonstrated utility of Llama: Llama should be a fundamental component of the project or product, and its utility should be clearly defined. As a part of this evaluation, applicants must submit public references to their use of Llama (e.g., blog post, news article, or Github repository outlining how Llama is used for the project or product).
  • Applicability: The proposed solution measurably addresses the challenge outlined in their designated track.
  • Impact: The proposed solution articulates a vision for how their solution impacts the broader problem space and provides social benefit. This might include how the solution works across geographies, addresses the needs of additional communities, or similar.
  • Responsibility: Ideal winners will be able to demonstrate how they utilized the Responsible Use Guidelines in developing their project or product.

Winners will be notified by September 2024 while applicants-of-interest and runners-up may be notified by or beyond September 2024.

Organizations with Llama Solutions are invited to submit their applications to Meta before the application window closes. Updates will be provided in due course.

For additional information, please see the Terms and Conditions.

Deadline: July 26, 2024.

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