Hackaday: FieldKit Is The Grand Prize Winner Of The 2019 Hackaday Prize

Hackaday: FieldKit Is The Grand Prize Winner Of The 2019 Hackaday Prize . “FieldKit, an open-source, modular sensor system for conducting research in harsh environments has just been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Hackaday Prize. The award for claiming the top place and title of ‘Best Product’ in this nine-month global engineering initiative is $125,000.”

Google Blog: Finalists from our Design Challenge are Changing the Game

Google Blog: Finalists from our Design Challenge are Changing the Game. “Research shows that while half of all mobile game players are women, only 23 percent of them think there’s equal treatment and opportunity in the industry. In order to promote women as players and creators, Change The Game empowers the next generation of game makers so all players can feel represented and engaged. Our annual Design Challenge encouraged teenagers nationwide to design an original game. We received over 1,500 entries and selected five finalists, who worked with Girls Make Games. These winning games are now available for download on Google Play.”

Reuters: Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos

Reuters: Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos . “Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a blog post here on Thursday.”

Arab News: Ministry of Culture launches first national competition to document Saudi industrial heritage

Arab News: Ministry of Culture launches first national competition to document Saudi industrial heritage. “The Ministry of Culture launched the first day of the national competition to document the Kingdom’s industrial heritage on Sunday July 14. The competition aims to establish the first national database for all industrial sites that fall under this category, with the participation of Saudis and residents from all social segments.”

The Sociable: Govt Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge offers $250K to predict the future

The Sociable: Govt Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge offers $250K to predict the future. “How many missile test events will North Korea conduct in August 2019? Will there be a locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus in Brazil in July 2019? These are just a couple of the hundreds of sample questions that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has for its Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge (GFC) 2.”

Techdirt: Announcing The Winners Of The Public Domain Game Jam!

Techdirt: Announcing The Winners Of The Public Domain Game Jam!. “At the beginning of January, we decided to celebrate the long-awaited entry of new works into the public domain with a game jam, inviting designers to submit games of all kinds based on newly-copyright-free works from 1923. We got way more entries than we expected, and handed them off to our huge judging panel of game designers and copyright experts, who left comments and nominated them in our six prize categories. Now we’ve tallied up the votes and reviews, so without further delay, here are the winners of Gaming Like It’s 1923…”

Gaming Like It’s 1923: The Entries Are In (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Gaming Like It’s 1923: The Entries Are In. “At the beginning of the year, we launched our public domain game jam, Gaming Like It’s 1923, with a one-month time limit — and now the entries are in! We figured we’d get a dozen entries, maybe two, but we’re with a bunch of last minute entries slipping in under the deadline, we’re thrilled to say we’ve got 35 games based on works that entered the public domain this year. We’ve begun the judging process, with our huge panel of great judges. They need a little time with the games, but until we announce the winners in you can try out all the entries for yourself. “