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Vodafone xone™ Hackathon Challenges Developers and Entrepreneurs to Build a New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Powered Apps

May 02, 2012 (04:05 PM EDT)
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone xone, in collaboration with one of its incubating start-up partners, Expertmaker, is hosting a ground-breaking developer hackathon event.  The event is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics for developers and entrepreneurs to tackle the issue of content and information overload on mobile devices.  This challenge will take place June 8-11 at the Vodafone xone incubation facility in Redwood City, CA.

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"AI powered apps can change the way people consume content and information on their mobile devices," said Fay Arjomandi, Head of Vodafone xone.  "We invite developers to Vodafone xone to stretch their knowledge about the latest in AI, analytics and business intelligence and build an intelligent app and/or web solution." 

"Our goal is to ignite an AI revolution.  We packaged a lot of advanced technology into a simple to use platform that anyone can use to build AI powered apps," said Lars Hard, CTO and Founder of Expertmaker.  "We're excited to share this tool with the developer community in Silicon Valley and look forward to the solutions they will create in just a weekend!"

Each participating team will present their solutions at a closing reception, with cash prizes going to the top three winners.  All participants will receive a free Expertmaker license for one year (SaaS).  Participants are encouraged to sign up before May 25.  More details and event registration can be found at http://expertmaker.com/partners/vodafoneaichallenge/.

About Vodafone xone

Vodafone xone™ is the incubation center of Vodafone, one of the largest global mobile operators.  Based in Silicon Valley, Vodafone xone offers onsite development, integration, and investment support.  Vodafone xone's objective is to fast track the path to market for new innovative products and services for our customers worldwide.  We take pride in our dedication to operate with speed, simplicity, and trust.  Learn more at: http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/about/xone.html.

About Expertmaker

Expertmaker is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software company.  We offer a platform for developers to build intelligent apps and handle big data analytics.  For more information, please visit www.expertmaker.com.

Contact: Sue Williams, 650-832-6629, sue.williams@vodafone.com

SOURCE Vodafone xone