GSA Announces $10,000 AI Hackathon
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GSA Announces $10,000 AI Hackathon

The hackathon will give candidates access to large language models and coding technologies.

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced an AI hackathon with prize money of US$10,000. The GSA is inviting the public to join a challenge aimed at reimagining federal websites using AI and cloud-based tools.

This hackathon, which will be held in Washington D.C., Atlanta and New York City on July 31, is co-sponsored by OpenAI and Microsoft.

It will provide participants with access to large language models and coding technologies. It will also include features designed to enhance the reliability and coherence of AI-generated responses.

Those interested should be 18 years or older and can register as an individual or with a team of no more than five people.

“Individuals who wish to participate with a team, but do not have one, can request one from GSA,” the GSA said in a blog post.

“This Hackathon is focused on helping us optimize our services for the American people as they use these AI tools more, in the same way earlier technologies helped us evolve.GSA is always looking to use new tools to deliver more effectively for the American people - and we’re now looking to do the same using AI,” Zach Whitman, GSA’s Chief AI and Data Officer, said.

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