Winners Announced in First Phase of UK-US Privacy-Enhancing Technologies Prize Challenges

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November 15, 2022 | Originally published by NIST on November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Today the United Kingdom and the United States governments have announced the 12 winners of the first phase of the U.K.-U.S. privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) prize challenges. Competing for cash prizes from a combined U.S.-U.K. prize pool of $1.6 million (£1.3 million), participants are developing solutions that will enable artificial intelligence models to be trained on sensitive data without organizations having to reveal, share, or combine their raw data.

Winning challenge solutions will be showcased at the second Summit for Democracy, which President Joe Biden plans to convene in the first half of 2023. The U.S. challenge is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).