Senior Project Manager
XPRIZE runs large, global incentivized competitions that accelerate the development of breakthrough technology aimed at solving the world’s grand challenges. The initial Ansari XPRIZE helped launch today’s private space industry and over the last 25 years, XPRIZE has run & awarded prizes in education, health, ocean mapping, and transforming carbon emissions. Roopa manages the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a $5 million global competition challenging teams from around the world to apply AI to different challenges facing humanity. With AI still in the ANI (Artificial Narrow Intelligence) phase and more structured data becoming available, this competition aims to advance the AI for Good movement by establishing concrete proof points of human-machine collaboration before we reach AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), illustrating a future state where humans and AI co-exist together.