BWKI in a nutshell
BWKI stands for "Bundeswettbewerb für Künstliche Intelligenz" which is a national artificial intelligence competition for students. Teams of up to five students firstly submit an AI-idea with which they try to solve a current problem. Secondly the students work out the project and create a functional program, maybe a prototype and a video pitch. The most promising teams are invited to the award ceremony and present their idea online. A jury determines and awards prizes to the best projects.
More information on the student competition can be found here.
Students can connect with each other via our discord server.
Furthermore you can follow us on instagram or write us an email, if you have any questions: email@example.com
To further enhance the general understanding of artificial intelligence, a course was designed with the topic "Learn the fundamentals of AI". It is the perfect course to prepare the students for the BWKI and includes the origins of AI, how to develop the first AI project and to understand how AI can be used ethically in our society. The course can be found here.
The concept of BWKI was founded in Tübingen, Germany and you can visit their website here. In Austria BWKI is sponsered by the Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK).
The award ceremony of the second BWKI Austria 2023, a state-wide Artificial Intelligence contest for students, was held on November 10th, 2023. The top class jury was composed of experts in science, entrepreneurship, media and sustainability. Members of the jury: Dr. Bernhard Nessler, Dr. Robert Legenstein, Klemens Himpele, Dr. Isabel Claus and Dr. Daniel Klotz. The jury had a very hard time deciding on which of the finalist teams will get awarded.
At this point, we want to congratulate again to every single team that made it into the final!
The 4 winning teams of BWKI 2023 are:
- First place: Team GestIQus from HTL Spengergasse with Eren Erdem, Lukas Leeb, Maximilian Wolf
- The winning team was rewarded with a prize money of 2.500€.
- Project Description: Smart home devices - such as Alexa or Google Home - have become increasingly popular in recent popularity in recent years. Nevertheless, people who are mute or deaf-mute are often ignored by this development. The project aims to help this group into the world of homelabbing, as well as to bring AI models for finger speech recognition closer to the progress of speech recognition.
- Second place: Team Sherlock from HTL Rennweg with Martin Bierbaumer, Maximilian Kniely, Nik Sauer, Luca Sautter
- The team was rewarded with a prize money of 2.000€.
- Project Description: IT security is currently becoming increasingly important and conventional firewalls can only detect attacks based on rules. However, this approach fails in the face of new, as yet unknown attacks, so-called "low radar attacks". The AI protects against network attacks and recognizes anomalies that a firewall cannot detect.
- Third place: Team Quantastic from HTL Spengergasse with Somya Rathee
- Somya was awarded with a prize money of 1.500€.
- Project Description: The project aims to optimize the supply chain using quantum machine learning and quantum computing. Through innovative applications of quantum computing, the predictions of back orders are improved and route planning is optimized. The practical significance of this project lies in cost reduction, increased customer satisfaction and the sustainability of the supply chain.
- Third place: Team SIKE from HTL Spengergasse with Gabriel Gander, David Hirner, Florian Flatscher, Moritz Mitterdorfer
- The team was awarded with a prize money of 1.500€.
- Project Description: AI-supported, text-based business processes are described graphically using BPMN2 notation and can be deployed in seconds. Input (data queues, e-mail, form, API), processing (AI predictor and classifier, OCR, PDF, e-mail, interfaces to third-party systems) and output components are connected to form flows. These flows are monitored live and are expandable through our software development kit.
Furthermore, the school that collected the most points in the AI-course was awarded the title: "AI-School of the year". The award went to the HTL Rennweg in Vienna for the third year in a row!
We thank all students for participating and investing so much time into their AI projects.
The award ceremony of the second BWKI Austria 2022, a state-wide Artificial Intelligence contest for students, was held on November 11th, 2022. The top class jury was composed of experts in science, entrepreneurship, media and sustainability. Members of the jury: Dr. Bernhard Nessler, Clemens Wasner, Dr. Robert Legenstein, Dr. Jeanette Gorzala, Klemens Himpele, Dr. Isabel Claus and Dr. Daniel Klotz.
We congratulate the winning teams:
- First place: Team OCR from HTL Spengergasse Wien with Alwin Schuster, Sascha Leber, Matthias Holzer and Constantin Winkler
- Second place: Team Babyelefant from HTL Spengergasse Wien with Lukas Gäbler, Tobias Pressler and Moritz Patek
Third place: Team Vinitor from HTL Leonding with Anna Hartl and Sheila Hautzmayer
- AI 4 Green Award: Team Deepknow - Trendoro with Lilia Gerber, Luis Kalckstein and Maximilian Busch
The winning team OCR was rewarded with a prize money of 2.500€. "We developed an OCR system that beats competing products from Apple, Google, and Amazon. For this we trained a CRNN architecture and wrote a dataset generator. For integration, we implemented our own API middleware," said Alwin J. Schuster, team leader of the OCR team. Furthermore, the school which collected the most points in the AI-course was awarded: HTL Rennweg in Vienna.
Thank you to all students for taking part and investing lots of time into their AI projects.
In 2021 ASAI organized the first state-wide Artificial Intelligence contest, called BWKI, for students. BWKI stands for "Bundeswettbewerb für Künstliche Intelligenz". The goal of this contest is to encourage young pupils to deepen their knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence.
The award ceremony of the BWKI 2021 was held on January 28th, 2022. The top class jury was composed of experts in science, entrepreneurship, media and sustainability.
We congratulate the winning teams:
First place: Team Rusted from Wiedner Gymnasium Wien - click here for their project video
Second place: Team WatchMan from HTL Wien West - click here for their project video
Third place: Team Private Voice Assistant from HTL Braunau - click here for their project video
The winning team “ Rusted”, with Jonas Kriegl, Ferdinand Pamberger and Elias Mutzl, was rewarded with a prize money of 2.500€. The three team members from Vienna worked on the optimization of transportation networks in regards to different ecological and efficiency goals. Furthermore, the school which collected the most points in the AI-course was awarded: HTL Rennweg in Vienna. Thank you to all students for taking part and investing quite some time in their AI projects.