Huawei Launches First Photo Contest Co-Judged by a Phone AI

Huawei has announced the world’s first photography competition to be co-judged by artificial intelligence on a phone. It’s called the “Spark a RenAIssance Photo Challenge.”

In addition to being evaluated by a professional Leica photographer, every photo is first judged by the Huawei P20 aPro smartphone. When the P20 Pro was announced back in March 2018, Huawei touted the phone’s Master AI that provides a host of AI-driven photo features, including AI-Assisted Composition.

This Master AI is now being tasked with analyzing submitted contest photos for aesthetic quality, determining a “beauty” score for each image.

There will be 5 challenges as part of the contest series: the A New RenAIssance challenge, After Dark challenge, Deep in Detail challenge, Moment in Time challenge, and Wide-Eyed World challenge. The first one to open is the A New RenAIssance challenge, which asks photographers to “capture a photo inspired by the Renaissance.”

If your photo impresses the Huawei P20 Pro phone AI and the Leica photographer enough, you could win one of the $1,100 smartphones and a Leica Masterclass in Florence.

Want to see what the AI is a fan of? There’s a gallery on the Huawei contest website showing its latest top-rated photos.

If you’d like to try your hand at impressing the AI and winning this new photo contest, you can find out the details on its website and in the contest’s terms and conditions.