Amazon Science has come out with an opportunity where one can collaborate with Amazon’s science community through their programs and initiatives, public datasets, internships, challenges, startup funds, and more.
The engagement with the company’s scientific community is open for a faculty member, student, developer, thought leader, or policymaker. Several challenges keep popping up on the platform. The latest being, the BMW Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are soliciting proposals that leverage quantum technology to help address some of the automotive industry’s biggest challenges as part of the BMW Group Quantum Computing Challenge.
The challenge is open to researchers in industry and academia around the globe, and the deadline for submissions is 24 September 2021. One can find the details here.
Additionally, one can have access to the following programmes:
- Amazon Research Awards – The ARA program oﬀers unrestricted cash and AWS Promotional Credits to fund research in areas that align with AWS mission to advance customer-obsessed science.
- AWS Educate – An initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning.
- Machine Learning University – Classes previously only available to Amazon employees are now public and free. Beginning in 2021, MLU classes will be available via video, along with coding materials.
- NSF Fairness in AI – Amazon and the National Science Foundation are working together to commit up to $10 million each in research grants over the next three years focused on fairness in AI.
Find complete details here.
Recently, Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business, AWS India and South Asia, delivered a keynote address to kickoff the AWS Summit Online India. Puneet spoke about AWS India Mission – ‘Empowering Builders and Businesses to Build Better India.’
As part of the AWS Activate Program, Amazon offered more than $1 billion in AWS credits to launch and accelerate the growth of early age startups. Puneet said India will be a major tech hotspot in the coming decade and said: “Our existing AWS Asia-Pacific (Mumbai region) has three availability zones. And, last year, we announced the new AWS Asia-pacific (Hyderabad) region, which will consist of three availability zones (AZs), and we expect the region to be available by mid-2022.”
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