WAIC 2019 Hackathon| NASA (Nibiru and aitos.io) team ranked among the top three

6 min readMar 21, 2020


WAIC 2019 | NASA (Nibiru and aitos.io) team ranked among the top three in the World Artificial Intelligence Conference Hackathon!

August 31, 2019| WAIC 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference Hackathon Awards Ceremony.NASA, a joint hacking team consisting of aitos.io and Nibiru won 3rd place of WAIC 2019 Hackathon provided by Microsoft with the theme of "Intelligent Connectivity Infinite Possibilities"

With the theme of "Intelligent Connectivity, Infinite Possibilities", the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 was a " high-level, international, professional, market-oriented, and intelligent " platform attracting the most influential AI scientists and entrepreneurs around the world as well as government leaders to converse and talk about the technological frontiers, industry trends and provoking issues in AI in forms of speeches and high-level forums. As a top platform for AI cooperation and exchanges, the WAIC aims to become both an academic meeting highly recognized by professionals and an international event in the AI industry with global standards and influence. The 2019 WAIC was held in Shanghai from August 29th to 31st, with an accompanying Hackathon on the final day. During the Hackathon, more than 200 top developers from around the world competed during a 48-hour period, in a closed development environment where more than 50 teams competed for awards.

Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and IoT Lab released a theme of Smart Factory for the teams, focusing on key technical difficulties in the digital transformation of the industry, and invited developers across the country to take a stand and work together to "promote industrial technology reform and optimization." As the only hackathon during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, extremely strict requirements on display, technical difficulty, influence and completion qualifications were placed on each team accordingly. Although the major emphasis was placed on the creativity and novelty of each project, equally important attention was placed on user experience and the commercial value of each project. After a series of project disqualifications levelled out the playing field, a final assembly totally of eight participating teams gathered together to compete as the top national players. " Rigorous and professional" is what seasoned developers say about the contest. During the competition, all players needed to quickly understand the products, technologies, logic and processes, to utilize various development tools of Microsoft Azure IoT platform for data collection, to analysis, software/hardware commissioning, and finally to demonstrate the commercial value, good user experience in combination with actual commercial scenarios.

During a recent 2019 N + conference, the CEO & founder of Nibiru, Mr. Lai, Junsong said: “The XR industry has shown a sustained growth trend in the past four years, With the launch of 5G construction this year, XR commercial process has also entered a fast lane. Microsoft Azure’s Sphere-based security solution will effectively help the XR industry to solve pain points such as cloud security connections and content copyright protection. In the future, these excellent technologies will be integrated on the Nibiru XR operating system platform, providing efficient and convenient “One-Stop XR Apps development solution for developers worldwide”.

Relying on platform & technology advantages, NASA team completed the relevant software and hardware development and commissioning as well as repeated user experience optimization within the required time, and won third place in the end. The award-winning team, after this competition will be able to immediately gain access to well-known tech firms, investment and financing services, and industry inspections, round-table dialogues, media exposure, and other funding benefits, all greatly needed by the innovation team.

Mr. Leo Lin. aitos.io’s CEO shared during the award speech: his personal comments "As the fifth round member of INESA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Community, jointly established by Xuhui District government, Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd and INESA (Group) Co., Ltd, we can disclose that we are old friends of Microsoft. Thank you very much for the artificial intelligence and Internet of Things experiments from Microsoft. This experience gave our team the opportunity to get combat-ready for such future challenges. During this practical, hand-on operational process experience, we obtained completely different results from past self-supervised projects results. This is a comprehensive summary of the past experience. The award was the result of the team members' joint efforts. For sure, we can expect in the future to have a stronger comprehensive assessment of Microsoft Azure solution. It will allow us to comprehensively promote the commercial implementation of the combination with aitos.io’s BoAT Solution. "

Solution Highlights

Our NASA team delivered truly innovative solutions for trusted authorization for XR content interaction. As a Microsoft cloud and XR ecological partner, Nibiru’s has capitalized its collaboration with aitos.io for cross-channel cooperation and active exploration in terms of privacy value protection and data value management of XR + Azure. By embedding the key security features of Microsoft Azure and aitos.io’s BoAT solution into Nibiru’s XR operating system (Terminal side), it provides user authorization control and secure connection for contents on cloud as well as authentication services for various XR terminals to protect XR’s data value of content providers. This solution also integrates blockchain technology, and we can expect device usage status will be on-chain to enable user behavior analysis and provide personalized services.

Introduction to Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and IoT Lab

Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Lab is a global R&D institution specially established in ZhangJiang by Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. and laboratory partner ZhangJiang Group. The laboratory focuses on the deep integration and innovative development of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies with industries such as manufacturing, retail, medical, finance, and urban construction, and provides companies with comprehensive coverage of product technical support, application scenario innovation, talent skills training, and market channel expansion Comprehensive resources. The IoT Lab can not only help startups accelerate incubation, it can also meet the diversified needs of large enterprise users facing the global market with Microsoft's powerful ecosystem resources.

The laboratory is based in Shanghai and covers the whole country. It is open for recruitment to companies and partners of different industries and sizes. Qualified companies can get creative incubation, design and development, test experiments, prototype production, technical support, market cooperation, and operation guidance for seven stages development for product innovations, including end-to-end guidance and support of the entire process of intelligent IoT product development.

About Nibiru:

Nibiru is the world’s leading provider of AR / VR systems and industry tools. Nibiru VR/AR/MR equipment terminal system, Nibiru remote simulation rendering, Nibiru Creator, Nibiru AR/VR mutual aid tool, Nibiru Studio, Nibiru broadcast control kit, Nibiru central control system and SDK system software toolkit products and related artificial intelligence Core technologies, such as algorithms, provide system-level solutions for top global ODM / hardware brand customers, and provide software and hardware technology tooling products for scenario-based enterprises.

About aitos.io:

aitos.io is a technology startup focusing on trusted identity authentication and data privacy-preserving for AIoT enterprises. Capitalizing on the rich resources of the global IoT industry, aitos.io has been instrumental to successfully navigate the fragmented IoT vertical industry with an advantageous early adoption strategy for surging cellular IoT platforms. The mission statement of aitos.io includes the ability to leverage the global alliance of cellular IoT manufacturers to empower IoT device manufacturers to tap the value of applications and data. At the beginning of the project’s launch in the second half of 2018, aitos.io obtained angel investment from IoT industry expert groups and strategic investment from Wanxiang Blockchain aitos.io also became a member of the sixth phase of the ARM accelerator growth camp.

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