watsonx Day: Challenge

10 April 2024

Register here
  1. Create apps to learn generative AI skills
  2. Compete solo or collaborate with like-minded innovators!
  3. Win prizes and be featured on IBM social

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The essentials


  • This challenge is to professionals interested in building their AI skills through an enterprise-focused challenge
  • Are you a student? The best opportunity for you would be to join the Call for Code Global Challenge.

*See participation agreement for eligibility requirements


  • On April 10 our worldwide challenge will start at 9:00 AM JST (GMT +9) and end on April 11 at 12:00 PM JST (GMT +9)
  • You will be given all info required to complete the challenge at 9:00 AM JST (GMT +9)
  • You are welcome to compete anytime during that window
  • You can spend as little or as much time as you would like. Individuals and teams can expect to spend a minimum of three hours to complete a competitive submission


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Challenge tracks

Use prompt engineering to analyze customer experience and take corresponding actions

Choose from one of two scenarios:

Sentiment analysis: Analyze customer feedback from a fictional car rental company and recommend the most suitable promotional offers with watsonx.ai
Summarization: Review customer comments from a fictional product to glean insights about customer experience with watsonx.ai

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Build a generative AI powered virtual assistant

Create a banking customer care virtual assistant.  You will be asked to further extend the assistant to either apply for a new credit card or mortgage loan using watsonx Assistant, watsonx.ai and Watson Discovery.

Automate repetitive manual tasks to improve productivity*

Build a digital sales manager fueled by AI to automate repetitive manual tasks, improving productivity and driving better business results using watsonx Orchestrate. You will generate custom tasks, called Skills, extend automation capabilities and leverage generative AI with watsonx.ai

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*Due to high interest, capacity for this track has been reached. New registrants can still participate in other tracks.

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Key dates

  • 03 April – Take advantage of the prep webcast delivered by top IBM experts on what to expect during the challenge and an introduction to watsonx products

  • 04 April – Challenge track selections close

  • 08 April – watsonx environments available

  • 10 April – Join host Nicholas Renotte, IBM Chief AI Engineer, and Morgan Carroll, IBM Senior AI Engineer, for a 1-hour live (virtual) kickoff presentation in a timezone or location near you.

    • Asia: 10 April 9:00 AM JST (GMT +9)
    • Europe: 10 April 11:00 AM CEST (GMT +2)
    • Americas: 10 April 12:00 PM ET (GMT -5)
  • 18 April – Winning teams announced

Register now to learn more about next steps and optional education to build your AI skills