Goodbye CrowdAI :-)
11 June 2019
I’m happy to announce that we’re sunsetting (the best euphemism ever invented for “shutting down”) crowdAI.
Wait, what? What does happiness have to do with taking a platform offline? Easy: the reason why we’re doing this is because crowdAI has had an incredible run, and we’ve decided to take the idea to the next level and build something that would be able to support the growth in the future, which would not be possible with a purely academic platform.
Finding ways to financially support crowdAI has always been a challenge. That’s why the team behind it created a new independent entity called AIcrowd, which operates at www.aicrowd.com. This new entity will allow us to build the most amazing challenge platform we can imagine, serving both commercial clients as well as academic and non-profit organizations.
CrowdAI signup is now closed. All services of crowdAI.org (including gitlab.crowdai.org, and the evaluators) will be taken offline on August 31st, 2019. We encourage all users to take a backup of any of their data on the above mentioned services. If you have individual questions about any of this, please do get in touch.