The Rakuten Viki Challenge


When: Wed, September 16, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2015
Where: IDA Labs, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore
Admission: Free
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Rakuten Institute of Technology partners with Viki [on demand video streaming, similar to Netflix] to bring the Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge to the data science community of Singapore. The event builds on Viki’s strength in crowdsourcing and co-creation, and celebrates the launch of the Rakuten Institute of Technology hub in Singapore.

In this challenge, Rakuten-Viki shares with participants a rich slice of anonymized data, giving a taste of viewers’ preferences, popular content features, and viewer demographics. The goal is to build a personalized recommender system for Viki fans, following a set of user and business considerations. [Compare: Netflix Prize.]

With 567 submissions from 132 participants, this challenge is one of the most successful challenges DEXTRA [Singapore's data innovation initiative] has organized to date. We would like to invite everyone to our grand finale where 6 finalist teams will present their algorithms and findings to a panel of judges, and compete for the top prizes.