Logo for aixc cybersecurity competition.

DARPA’s Artificial Intelligence Cyber Challenge (AIxCC) will bring together the best and brightest in AI and cybersecurity to defend the software on which all Americans rely.

AIxCC is excited to have Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, 
the Linux Foundation, the Open Source Security Foundation,
Black Hat USA, and DEF CON as collaborators in this effort.

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Competitors will leverage advances in AI to invent the next generation of cybersecurity defenses for today’s digital society. Over the next two years, AIxCC will challenge teams to develop AI-driven systems to automatically secure the critical code that underpins daily life.

A set of yellow shields with a design on them, used for the AIxCC cybersecurity competition.
The logos for AIxCC cybersecurity competition.

AIxCC will have two tracks for participation: an Open Track and Funded Track.

While most participants will register to compete in AIxCC through Open Track, DARPA will fund up to seven small businesses to compete in AIxCC.

Open Track
Competitors will register with DARPA from
December 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024.

Funded Track
Competitors will be selected from proposals submitted to a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation. Up to seven small businesses will receive funding to participate. Proposals can be submitted from October 26, 2023 – November 9, 2023.

Editor’s Note: On Oct. 26, 2023, DARPA updated the Open Track registration timeline and the submission period for the Funded Track.

For more information, visit Participate and Rules.

Semifinal Competition Prizes 
Up to the top five (5) teams will advance to the final competition and will each receive $2 million in prize money. 



Final Competition Prizes
The top three (3) scoring teams in the final competition will be awarded prizes in the following amounts: