Three Awards for Poland in the Intel AI Global Impact Festival 2021

Poles won 2 first and 1 second-degree awards in the Intel AI Global Impact Festival 2021. 230 best entries from 20 countries worldwide were qualified for the competition. The area of interest was AI innovations using Intel technologies.

Intel AI Global Impact Festival is an event organized by Intel for students, teachers, and developers implementing AI technologies. In the competition accompanying the festival, Intel awarded prizes I (grand) and II degree (country). Distinctions are in four AI Impact categories:

  • Enthusiasts,
  • Creators,
  • Shapers,
  • Catalysts.

The first prizes were awarded in each category to 3-4 people or teams, and the second – to 6-8. The winners of the first prizes received $5,000 each, laptops with Intel processors, the possibility of mentoring, and Intel certification. Second prize winners – $1,500 and an Intel certificate.

A small group from Poland took part in the competition. Two of them received first-degree awards and one of the second. In the AI ​​Impact Creators category, Maksymilian Paczyński received the 1st-degree award for people aged 13-18. His FATIK project keeps the driver awake while driving. Apart from him, a team from India and a Chinese player were also awarded in this category. In turn, the 2nd-degree award in the same category, 18+, went to Jakub Bliźniuk. It was biometric project based on the ECG. Finally, Marek Grzywna received the 1st-degree award in the AI ​​Impact Shapers category for teachers promoting the idea of ​​AI. Three teachers from India, Singapore and South Korea were also awarded in this category.

Maksymilian Paczyński


How does the system work? Thanks to data analysis, a fatigue detector aims to recognize whether the user has fallen asleep. Using AI, the driver’s eye is identified in the image. Then the neural network created by Maksymilian Paczyński classifies it whether it is open or closed. An alarm is triggered if the eye remains closed for a particular time. In addition, the program collects data to create a driver’s profile, It allows determining whether the driver is currently tired, stressed or prefers day or night driving.

Jakub Bliźniuk


This project uses neural networks to identify a person based on the ECG signal alone. Jakub Bliźniuk has received the award for it, not for the first time. A few months earlier, he was one of the winners of the Intel AI4Youth competition, in which the aforementioned FATIK project received an award. Thanks to the prize, on September 8, Jakub was invited to Intel’s headquarters in Gdańsk to meet the CEO of Intel Technology USA – Pat Gelsinger. He also presented the prototype to Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki.

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