What happens in the

AI for Good Challenge?

The AI for Good Challenge is a powerful learning opportunity for Australian high school students to learn about AI, understand the ethics behind this technology and then dream up an AI solution to make the world better. Click on the two minute video to the right to hear more about the challenge!

Teachers, your students can submit ideas that make a difference in one of the following categories:


Your student’s AI concepts could help to amplify human capability for more than one billion people globally with a disability.


Your student’s AI concepts could help to solve global climate issues by improving environments, or by improving the way that humans engage with nature.

Humanitarian Action

Your student’s AI concepts could help to support disaster recovery, address the needs of children, protect displaced people, and promote human rights.

Here are the steps to have your students involved in the challenge.

Step 1

Teachers, you need to register your school so we can send you key information as the challenge progresses and accept your student’s submissions. You can register here.

Step 2

Teachers, we have created loads of resources for you, to help you easily embed engaging, curriculum aligned AI lessons in your classes for Term 2 in 2020. We are also running hackathons in each state and territory as well as webinars. All the resources and links for hackathons and webinars are here.

Step 3

Working in teams of 2 or 3 your students then need to dream up an AI concept that makes a difference under the categories of AI for Earth, Accessibility or Humanitarian Action. (They don’t actually need to code an AI algorithm or build a robot, we are just after their concepts!). An example might be proposing a smartphone app called ‘Wheel Cheer’ where an AI scans event websites in Australia, and then automatically informs subscribers to the app of fun events near them that are wheelchair friendly. (Remember if this was a student submission they wouldn’t need to build the app, instead they would just submit the idea!)

Step 4

The judges then assess the student’s ideas, shortlisting the best submissions for state finals which are held in July, followed by national finals on the 16th of August.

Teachers, register your school now

Submissions for the 2019 challenge have now closed.
Register your interest to participate in the 2020 challenge below.