In the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI), one of the most significant challenges has been the pursuit of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – AI systems that can learn, reason, and adapt like humans, transcending the limitations of current models. Despite the remarkable advancements in technologies like large language models (LLMs), which have brought AI into the mainstream for various tasks, progress towards AGI has hit a wall.

 The Challenge:

Thinking “Outside the Bot” Current AI models, while capable of crunching vast amounts of data, struggle to generalize and adapt to new challenges outside their training datasets. This is where the ARC Prize 2024 competition comes into play, inviting researchers and developers to think “outside the bot” and explore novel approaches to creating AI systems that can learn and solve open-ended problems efficiently, paving the way for revolutionary advancements in AGI.


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Mike Knoop- Founder Zapier
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François Chollet - Founder Keras

Hosts and Objectives

Hosted by Mike Knoop (Co-Founder, Zapier) and Francois Chollet (Creator of Keras and ARC-AGI), the ARC Prize 2024 challenges participants to develop AI systems that go beyond the limitations of LLMs and their reliance on extensive datasets. The competition aims to foster the development of AI systems that can demonstrate improved reasoning capabilities, benchmarked against human performance on the Abstraction and Reasoning Corpus for Artificial General Intelligence (ARC-AGI).

The Human-Machine Reasoning Gap

Remarkably, while humans easily score 85% on the ARC benchmark, the best AI systems currently achieve only a 34% score. This stark contrast highlights the need for innovative approaches that can bridge the gap between machine and human reasoning.

Competition Structure and Prizes


The competition includes several components, with a prize of $100,000 and an additional $500,000 available if any team can beat the 85% human benchmark on the leaderboard.

Participants will be evaluated based on the percentage of correct predictions their AI systems make on a series of open-ended tasks designed to test their ability to learn new skills efficiently.

Implications and Impact

The implications of this competition extend far beyond the confines of the AI research community. Vastly improved AGI has the potential to reshape human-machine interactions across various industries, enabling AI systems to think and invent alongside humans in ways that were previously unimaginable.

Open-Source and Collaboration

Moreover, the winning solutions will be open-sourced, promoting transparency and collaboration in the field of AGI, and ensuring that the advancements made during this competition contribute to the collective knowledge and progress of the entire AI community.

 A Beacon of Innovation

As the world eagerly awaits the next breakthrough in artificial intelligence, the ARC Prize 2024 stands as a beacon of innovation, challenging researchers and developers to push the boundaries of what is possible and unlock the true potential of AGI.

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