Build an Innovative AI-Powered Application on an OS for AI


Veritone believes that enterprises and their customers shouldn’t be limited by fragmented Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions – that’s why we built an operating system for AI that allows our customers to access our open ecosystem over 150 cognitive engines (machine learning models) in one SaaS UI.

Our platform, open ecosystem, and self-service developer application allows application developers to leverage over 14 different cognitive categories (see below) to build unique, intelligent experiences for their customers.

Show off your technical skill and imagination by building or integrating an application experience leveraging one of the cognitive engine categories in the Veritone Ecosystem via API and deploying it within our Veritone Developer application. Access the application and API documentation by creating a free account here:

Your submission(s) will be judged by the most innovative use of cognitive processing visually (more than one cognitive category gets bonus points!), and the utility provided for the end customer.

We will have our development team on site to help, advise, and support you!

There are no requirements as to Mobile, Web, or device platform, we only require you utilize the cognitive output from our ecosystem in the below categories:
• Face detection
• Face recognition
• Object detection
• Object recognition
• Transcription
• Translation
• Optical character recognition (OCR)
• Sentiment
• A/V Fingerprinting
• Visual moderation
• Geolocation
• Speaker separation
• Transcoding
• Metadata extraction

Happy hacking!

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


1) $1,500 Visa gift card for the winning team
2) $300 in cognitive processing credits on the Veritone aiWARE platform
3) Option to deploy your application commercially on the Veritone aiWARE platform and get paid for usage by one of our over 170 customers

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Events specific to challenge

DeveloperWeek NY 2018 Hackathon

This is the official hackathon of DeveloperWeek NY 2018. Get more info here: