RTB House, a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing solutions for top brands worldwide, today announced it will be sponsoring the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs team that consists of a group of young, talented artificial intelligence (AI) developers from the University of Warsaw for a global autonomous drone racing series, where nine finalist teams out of 400 original teams comprised of technologists, aerospace engineers and drone enthusiasts from across the world will develop and compete with well-developed racing drones powered by AI.
The competition is sponsored by aerospace company Lockheed Martin, and will have participating teams compete to design AI that controls racing drones for a series of challenges and a chance of winning more than $2 million in prizes. An additional $250,000 reward will be given to the first team with a drone controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) to best a human-piloted drone.
RTB House, with its global headquarters in Warsaw, Poland and marketing capabilities that use an advanced form of deep learning AI to model high-level abstractions in data, understands the value in the future of AI advancements. Its sponsored team from Poland is working to develop a revolutionary AI system is as flexible and intelligent as humans.
“It’s safe to say that the power of AI is one of the biggest technological advancements in history since it has drastically changed how the world operates in more ways than one,” said Gary Burtka, VP of U.S. operations at RTB House. “From AI-powered machines defeating human players in highly competitive games, such as Google’s Deepmind AlphaStar that defeated human champion, Poland’s Grzegorz Komincz, known by his gamer handle MaNa in StarCraft II (as reported by ZDNet), to other AI innovators working to create autonomous vehicles and AI-powered drones that are able to beat humans in a man vs. machine race. The limits of what’s possible with A.I continues to evolve rapidly.”
RTB House is proud that Poland is leading the way in the evolution of AI, and sponsoring the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs is an example of how the company is showing its dedication to supporting the bright future that lies ahead for AI.
“Poland is a hotbed for innovative tech companies and engineers, especially for AI technology, and it’s due to the country’s mass number of graduates in science and technology, along with its dynamic startup ecosystem,” added Burtka. “RTB House is comprised of an innovative, global team that wants to support the AI leaders of tomorrow, and we’re ecstatic to sponsor the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs and the team’s mission to develop state-of-the-art drone software that’s unlike anything else that’s been developed yet.”