WildEye, a team from Kimathi comprising Clinton Oduor, Joshua Ndemenge and Julia Muiruri, is representing Kimathi, Kenya and Africa in the regional finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup. Imagine Cup requires students to come up with solutions that leverage innovative technology like Artificial Intelligence to tackle prevailing society issues.
Team WildEye emerged among the top ten out of the over 1000 teams from 42 countries that participated. This secured them a place in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regional finals that were to be held in Amsterdam from 8th to 12th March.
However, due to the Corona virus scare, the nature of the competition was changed to virtual. As a result, the team is today participating in the competition through distance technology like video conferencing.
The team will be battling for over $20,000 in prizes and Azure credits. Should Team WildEye emerge among the top two today, they will proceed to the worldwide finals in Seattle, USA.
Team WildEye’s project seeks to monitor wild animal activities and notify authorities whenever animals stray from the Wildlife Protected Areas. This will reduce poaching and human wildlife interaction.
Team WildEye have a record of winning. They had earlier participated in the Sigfox Universities Challenge where they won 2 prizes: Top Worldwide Project and Best in Biodiversity and Positive Impact Award. Such success is what motivated them to participate in the Imagine Cup and make it to the regional finals.
Let’s show our support for Team WildEye by following them on twitter @wildeye_ke. Stay tuned for updates.
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