ai student contest

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: bwki@asai.ac.at

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).

BWKI 2022

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, Dr. 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.

BWKI 2021

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 Kreigl, 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.