AAAI-14 AI Video Competition
Call for Video Submissions
Timetable for Submissions
- Submission Deadline: April 15, 2014
- Reviewing Decision Notifications and Award Nominations: May 15, 2014
- Final Version Due: June 16, 2014
- Screening and Award Presentations: During the AAAI Conference, July 31, 2014
AAAI is pleased to announce the continuation of the AAAI Video Competition, now entering its eighth year. The video competition will be held in conjunction with the AAAI-14 conference in Québec City, Québec, Canada, July 27–31, 2014. At the award ceremony, authors of award-winning videos will be presented with "Shakeys," trophies named in honour of SRI's Shakey robot and its pioneering video. Award winning videos will be screened at this ceremony.
The goal of the competition is to show the world how much fun AI is by documenting exciting artificial intelligence advances in research, education, and application. View previous entries and award winners on the Ai Videos past competitions page.
The rules are simple: Compose a short video about an exciting AI project, and narrate it so that it is accessible to a broad online audience. We strongly encourage student participation.
To increase reach, select videos will be uploaded to Youtube and promoted through social media (twitter, facebook, g+) and major blogs in AI and robotics.
Video Format and Content
Either 1 minute (maximum) short video or a 5 minute (maximum) long video, with English narration (or English subtitles). Consider combining screen shots, interviews, and video of a system in action. Make the video self-contained, so that newcomers to AI can understand and learn from it. We encourage a good sense of humor, but will only accept submissions with serious AI content. For example, we welcome submissions of videos that accomplish the following:
- Highlight a research topic - contemporary or historic, your own or from another group
- Introduce viewers to an exciting new AI-related technology
- Provide a window into the research activities of a laboratory and/or senior researcher
- Attract prospective students to the field of AI
- Explain AI concepts - your video could be used in the classroom
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Novel ideas for AI-based videos, including those not necessarily based on a "system in action," are encouraged. No matter what your choice, creativity is encouraged! (Please note: The authors of previous, award-winning videos typically used humor, background music, and carefully selected movie clips to make their presentations come alive.) Please also note that videos should contain only material for which the authors own copyright. Clips from films or television and music for soundtrack should only be used if copyright permission has been granted by the copyright holders, and this written permission accompanies the video submission.
Submit your video by making it available for download on a (preferably password-protected) ftp or web site. Once you have done so, please fill out the submission form and send it to us by email (email@example.com). All submissions are due no later than April 15, 2014.
Review and Award Process
Submitted videos will be peer-reviewed by members of the programme committee according to the criteria below. Videos that receive positive reviews will be accepted for publication in the AAAI Video Competition proceedings. Select videos will also be uploaded to Youtube, promoted through social media, and featured on the dedicated website (http://www.aaaivideos.org). The best videos will be nominated for awards. Winners will be revealed at the award ceremony during AAAI-14.
All authors of accepted videos will be asked to sign a distribution license form.
- Relevance to AI (research or application)
- Excitement generated by the technology presented
- Educational content
- Entertainment value
- Presentation (cinematography, narration, soundtrack, production values)
Best Video, Best Short Video, Best Student Video, Most Jaw-Dropping Technology, Most Educational, Most Entertaining and Best Presentation. (Categories may be changed at the discretion of the chairs.)
For More Information
For more Information please please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the supplementary AI Video website.
We look forward to your participation in this exciting event!
AAAI 2014 Video Competition 2014 Cochairs
Mauro Birattari (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Sabine Hauert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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