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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.

AIxCC will have two tracks for participation: an Open Track and a Small Business Track.

While most participants will register to compete in AIxCC through the Open Track, DARPA will award up to seven small businesses to compete in AIxCC via the Small Business Track.

Open Track
Competitors will register with DARPA from

December 13, 2023 – April 30, 2024.

Small Business Track
Competitors will be selected from a Concept White Paper Contest. Up to seven small businesses will receive funding to participate.

AIxCC is no longer accepting white paper submissions for the Small Business Track as of Jan 15, 2024 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE UTC – 12:00).

For more information, visit the Rules page.

Semifinal Competition Prizes 
Up to the top seven (7) 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:


Editor’s Note: On Dec. 13, 2023, DARPA updated the Open Track
registration timeline, replaced the former Funded Track solicitation with Small Business Track information, and update the additional prizes for the semifinalists moving on to the final competition.