TigerGraph chart for all Million Dollar Challenge finalists

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TigerGraphprovider of a leading graph analysis platform, today unveiled the Chart for the All Million Dollar Challenge finalists – a group of innovative projects that offer transformative ways to solve the social, economic, health and climate issues that affect us all. The challenge, launched in February, is a global search for innovative ways to harness the power of graph technology with machine learning and AI to solve real-world problems. The competition attracted over 1,500 entries from over 100 countries.

We issued a challenge to the world’s brightest minds – and the call has been answered,” said Dr. Yu Xu, Founder and CEO of TigerGraph. “TigerGraph has always recognized the potential of the graph to change the world, and we put our claim to the test by creating the Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge. The overall participation as well as the quality of the projects submitted totally exceeded our expectations. There’s no denying that the graph is the technology of the future – and these projects underscore the graph’s ability to literally change the world.

The Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge judging panel is made up of the world’s brightest and most recognizable names in graphing – and includes 12 PhDs, three academics from top universities, an NSF graduate researcher, a marine geoscientist , a 2x Kaggle Grand Master and Suite. After a thorough review of nearly 150 qualified submissions, the judges narrowed it down to the most innovative and groundbreaking solutions. Attendees represent a wide range of backgrounds, including data scientists, all types of developers, product managers, designers, data engineers, machine learning engineers, and students.

Graph for Change: a closer look at the finalists

From monitoring climate change and humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees to detecting organized crime and preventing economic crises, the finalist submissions address a wide range of real-life issues facing us today. Some notable submissions include:

  • TigerGraph for United Nations (UN) data – Connect the unconnected! Search, clean and load UN data on environment, economy, health, refugees, cultures, etc. in a single chart and make them available to everyone.
  • UAWelcome – In response to the war in Ukraine, a graph-based crowdsourcing platform connecting refugees with those who can help, leveraging scarce and scattered resources. Designed to be simple to use and maintain for fast-paced workflows.
  • Fact-Checker: Fighting disinformation at scale – Misinformation is everywhere, on social media, websites and even face to face. It’s hard to know what to believe, and even harder to figure out what’s true. This solution is a cross-platform, multilingual, real-time fact-checking system powered by machine learning and graph technology.
  • ShockNet – Prevent crises by anticipating the transfer of shocks through the global economy. Users can adjust assumptions, study predicted chains of shocks, and identify ways to avoid economic crisis.
  • Searching for drug interactions in Silico with a graph – Drug side effects are rarely tested directly in the pharmaceutical development process. This system can generate in silico indications of drug interactions using machine learning of graphs.
  • Anti-mafia analysis platform – Organized crime has a negative impact on society, whether it is drug trafficking, corruption or murder. Solving these problems relies on understanding the complex and interconnected web of criminal incidents, criminals and financial activity. This project aims to provide an analytics platform capable of detecting “moles” within police forces and spotting fraudulent transactions.

To view all finalist projects and for more information, please visit: https://www.tigergraph.com/graph-for-all/

“Graphics technologies are new to many organizations. Learning how this chart can be used to solve complex problems and improve results creates the foundation for knowing how to use the chart in your organization. So many important answers lie in connected data,” said Dan McCreary, Distinguished Engineer – AI at Optum and Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge judge. “What I love about the Million Dollar Challenge is the incredible diversity and creativity of projects we see. With this challenge, the world is opening their eyes to the charts – and I think several new cases are being written because of the work done in these projects.”

The graph for all Million Dollar Challenge winners will be announced at the Graph+AI Summit, May 24-26

The 15 winners and recipients of the million dollar prizes will be announced and presented at Graph + AI Summit, the industry’s only open conference focused on accelerating analytics, AI, and machine learning with graph algorithms. The virtual event, taking place May 24-26, will feature speakers from the world’s most innovative organizations and feature keynote addresses from industry visionaries as well as breakout sessions, use cases and panels led by data, analytics and AI professionals.

For more information on Graph+AI Summit or to register, please visit: https://www.tigergraph.com/graphaisummit/.

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About TigerGraph
TigerGraph is an advanced connected data analytics and machine learning platform. Based on the industry’s first and only distributed native graph database, TigerGraph’s proven technology supports advanced analytics and machine learning applications such as fraud detection, anti money laundering Money (AML), Entity Resolution, Customer 360, Recommendations, Knowledge Graph, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, IoT and Network Analytics. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California, USA. Get started for free with tigergraph.com/cloud.

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