AMD Pervasive AI Developer Contest

Fueling Groundbreaking Innovations - Win up to $160,000 in prizes!

Hero Image

We are thrilled to invite engineers and innovators to the Pervasive AI Developer Contest, powered by AMD and Hackster. This is an exceptional opportunity for AI enthusiasts to showcase their skills in developing innovative AI projects that could revolutionize various sectors including data centers, client workstations, industrial gaming, and automotive. 

Enter to win incredible cash prizes and gain recognition in the tech world!


What is the Pervasive AI Developer Contest?

The Pervasive AI Developer Contest is an initiative by AMD to encourage and empower developers to create AI-driven innovations using AMD's cutting-edge technology. With a focus on various applications in the tech industry, this challenge is designed to explore and expand the horizons of AI capabilities.

Exciting Categories & Generous Prizes

AMD has lined up three stimulating categories for this challenge: Generative AI, Robotics AI, and PC AI. Each category is an avenue to unleash your creativity and technical prowess. Amazing cash prizes await the winners, with a top prize of $10,000 USD in each category!

Special Awards

In addition to the main categories, AMD is offering a special award of $2,500 USD for the best project submitted by a university student. The challenge also has a “Women in Technology” award with the same cash prize, encouraging teams with a majority of female members to participate and showcase their talents.

How to Participate?

Enroll in the AMD Developer Program, apply for the challenge, and take a quiz to qualify for free hardware. This is your chance to work with AMD’s latest technology and potentially lead the next wave of AI innovations.


Key Dates to Remember

Don’t miss out! Make sure to mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • Contest begins: November 30, 2023 at 1:00 AM PST
  • Applications for hardware close: February 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Hardware recipients announced: March 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM PST
  • Submissions close: June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM PDT
  • Winners announced by: July 15, 2024

Prizes Galore

This challenge offers $160,000 in total prizes! An expert panel of judges will evaluate the top 14 projects, focusing on their innovation, implementation, and overall impact on AI.

Hardware Availability

There are up to 700 total pieces of free development hardware and cloud instances available from AMD in this year's contest. Each category has a specific amount of hardware allocated:

  • Generative AI: up to 300 MI210 Cloud Instances or Radeon PRO W7900 GPUs
  • Robotics AI : up to 200pcs KR260 Robotics Starter Kit
  • PC AI: up to 200pcs Ryzen AI Powered PC

* If you already have access to any of the above hardware, you are welcome to use it.

Engage and Collaborate

By joining the AMD Pervasive AI Developer Contest, you not only get the opportunity to compete for multiple cash prizes, but you will be able to engage with AMD technical experts, connect with fellow developers, showcase your ability and innovations to a broader audience, and gain practical experience by working on real-world challenges.