Knowit’s algorithm the winner in SAS Institute’s Nordic Hack contest

Published 15 Mar 2018

A Nordic team from Knowit won first prize in the Nordic Hack SAS Viya contest. The data model created has shown that it is possible to devise an algorithm to support authorities in identifying activities at sea related to illegal fishing.

The contest was organized in a collaboration between Intel and SAS, involving a total of nine teams from various SAS partners.

- This was a strong field, with many creative entries, where Knowit was the last one standing. Through the use of open data sources and methods in an innovative and creative way, the team managed to create a solution to a problem that is critical for a forward-looking, sustainable society, says Einar Halvorson, SAS Nordics director alliances & channels.

- We are proud to get this recognition among our colleagues and the consultancy elite within Nordic data science. At the same time, we want to encourage interested parties to study the other teams’ entries, showing how machine learning and AI can efficiently contribute to solving problems in our society. These are examples that increase optimism regarding future possibilities to solve critical challenges with new technology, says Ingvar Larsson, CEO Knowit Decision in Oslo.

You can find the winning contest entry here.

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