Hart Partners with IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

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Orange County Tech Company Hart is a Partner Supporting the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

“As we enter an age where there is more data about us every day, we must band together in understanding how to unlock the collective knowledge in this data in order to move humanity forward.” - Mo Alkady, President of Hart

Industry leader Hart, a medical software technology company, is a proud partner of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges.

As a partner of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Hart has committed to nominating members of the community to be expert resources and mentors for the Competition and competing teams. Additionally, Hart is offering its developer platform and certain data sets free of charge to the competing teams.

A four-year competition with annual milestone competitions in 2017 and 2018, the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE focuses on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. The solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. Registration ends January 19th, 2017.

Rather than set a single, universal goal for all teams, this competition invites teams to each create their own goal and solution. The goal is to accelerate adoption of AI technologies and spark creative, innovative and audacious demonstrations of technology that are truly scalable. The top three finalists will compete for the Grand Prize at TED 2020.

AI technology is integral to Hart’s mission of furthering health care as a service in today’s patient-driven landscape and will continue to be important as the company improves how people, inside and outside of the healthcare industry access, engage with and interpret various health data.

“What Hart loves about XPRIZE is that we know by the time the challenge is over, the competitors will have created several unique applications that will be practical, will work and will propel the health care industry forward,” says Hart President Mohamed Alkady. “As we enter an age where there is more data about us every day, we must band together in understanding how to unlock the collective knowledge in this data in order to move humanity forward.”

To learn more about Hart, visit http://www.hart.com. For more on XPRIZE and the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, visit ai.xprize.org/.


Hart is a medical software technology company founded in 2012 in Orange County, Calif., to improve the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. A leader of the movement that views health care as a service, Hart has developed a powerful bidirectional API platform upon which incredible experiences can be built, among other technology products that keep Hart’s clients current and effective in today’s patient-driven landscape. Capable of extracting and intelligently acting on health data from disparate sources, Hart makes it possible to rapidly merge and access information among hospitals and clinics. The results are simpler, more effective communication and higher engagement rates than traditional portals. Under the guidance of President Mohamed Alkady, Hart is fulfilling a version of an industry that can better serve providers, clinicians and patients by embracing, rather than resisting, the perpetual changes and transformations to inherent to it. For more information, visit http://www.hart.com.


XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. XPRIZE utilizes a unique combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies as a formula to make 10x (vs. 10%) impact in the grand challenge domains facing our world. XPRIZE’s philosophy is that—under the right circumstances— igniting rapid experimentation from a variety of diverse lenses is the most efficient and effective method to driving exponential impact and solutions to grand challenges. Active competitions include the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, the $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE and the $1M Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE. For more information, visit http://www.xprize.org/.

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