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Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), the latest Grand Challenge sponsored by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-intelligence competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. SC2 aims to ensure that the exponentially growing number of wireless devices can co-exist and operate in the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. In SC2, competitors reimagine a new, more efficient wireless paradigm in which radio networks autonomously collaborate to dynamically determine how the spectrum should be used moment to moment. The team whose collaborative radio design most reliably achieves successful communication in the presence of other competing radios could win as much as $3,500,000 over the life of the competition!

For more information on SC2, see: and take a look at these two cool videos which provide an overview of SC2 and a fascinating update on completion of “Phase 1” of the competition. DARPA will hold the SC2 Championship Event at MWC Americas 2019.