2021 Better Working World Data Challenge

Don’t just predict the future. Build a better one.

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20 July 2021

1 pm BST (noon GMT)


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The Challenge is now closed

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge.

Over 8,500 students and young professionals from more than 115 countries took part in the Challenge to develop an automated fire-edge detection and prediction model and help firefighters make more timely and informed decisions, and ultimately helping to save lives, property and biodiversity from the effects of wildfires.

We are delighted to announce our 12 global finalists:

Challenge 1: Fire mapping
  • Hubert Charewicz from Poland
  • Dominik Benk from Czech Republic
  • Zhaowei Han, Zifan Liu, Shuqing He and Bowen Kuang from China
  • Cyndy Amesawu, Franklin Adjei from Ghana
  • Eric Wang, Clément Veyssière, Kevin Xu from France
Challenge 2: Fire behavior
  • Taufiq Husada Daryanto from Indonesia
  • Low Junwei, Chua Yu Hao, B. Nishanth from Singapore
  • Tjia Johan Setiawan from Indonesia
  • Lim Tze Shan (Skyler) from Singapore
  • Dorottya Fuzy, Istvan Kereszy, Krisztián Pomázit, from Hungary & US
  • Franklin Adjei from Ghana

We’ll be announcing our winners at the global awards show on 20 July at 1pm BST (noon GMT), and we wish them all the very best of luck.

Join us to find out who our global winners are by registering on the link below. 

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2021 Better Working World Data Challenge Awards

On 20 July, join EY Global Chairman, Carmine Di Sibio, the judges, finalists, and host Dr Hannah Fry, as we celebrate the power of data and AI in helping to build a better world.

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Discover the prestigious judges

The judges come from across industry and academia, and include a professional firefighter, data scientists, computer scientists, and even a professional astronomer.

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Meet the award-winning host

We’re excited that the event will be hosted by Dr Hannah Fry, Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, and also a best-selling author, award-winning science presenter and the host of numerous popular podcasts and television shows.

She’ll be interviewing the winners and runners-up, as well as quizzing the judges on exactly why they won. We’re looking forward to the judges being put on the spot with some gentle grilling.

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