Competition start: 2021/09/10 00:01:00
Competition closes on: 2021/12/10 23:59:00
Final Submission Limit: 2021/12/17 23:59:00
This competition has a total duration of 3 months, within which you will be able to make your submissions and obtain results automatically. Once the first part of the competition is over, you will have one week to choose your best model and submit it to be graded and considered for cash or points prizes.
Once the whole process is completed, you will still be able to submit models as "Late Submission" as a learning experience, since, since the competition is officially over, those models will not be eligible to win prizes.
Apple crops are one of the most important crops in the world. Foliar (leaf) diseases pose a major threat to the productivity and overall quality of apple crops. The current process of diagnosing diseases in apple crops by farmers is based on manual scanning by humans, which is time-consuming and costly.
Although computer vision-based models have shown promise for pattern identification, there are some limitations that need to be addressed. Large variations in visual symptoms of the same disease among different apple cultivars, or new varieties originating in the crop, are the main challenges for computer vision-based disease identification.
These variations arise from differences in natural and image capture environments, e.g., leaf color and morphology, age of infected tissues, non-uniform image background and different illumination during image acquisition, etc.
- The code should not be shared privately. Any code that is shared, must be available to all participants of the competition through the platform
- The solution should use only publicly available open source libraries
- If two solutions get identical scores in the ranking table, the tie-breaker will be the date and time of the submission (the first solution submitted will win).
- We reserve the right to request any user's code at any time during a challenge. You will have 48 hours to submit your code following the code review rules.
- We reserve the right to update these rules at any time.
- Your solution must not infringe the rights of any third party and you must be legally authorized to assign ownership of all copyrights in and to the winning solution code to DataSource.ai.
- Competitors may register and submit solutions as individuals (not as teams, at least for now).
- Maximum 50 solutions submitted per day.
At the end of the competition you must submit the complete model in .ipynb (Jupyter Notebook) format - no other formats will be accepted. Normally, you'll have 1 week after the end of the competition to send it through our "Submit Final Model" button - This model will help us to get the real final evaluations, so the Private Leaderboard could change when the final private evaluation is shown.