About the Prize


The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a prestigious global high school maths competition. Countries enter teams of six students, who each individually attempt six highly challenging problems over two days, under exam conditions. Answers are marked by an expert panel, which awards individual gold, silver and bronze medals.

A gold medal in the IMO is a benchmark for exceptional mathematical achievement and a strong predictor of future success. IMO gold medallists are 50 times more likely to win a Fields Medal than a typical Cambridge PhD graduate. Indeed, half of all Fields medallists participated in the IMO in their youth.

Building on these traditions, the AIMO Prize has been established to spur the open development of AI models that can reason mathematically to solve problems. This is a new frontier of knowledge and scientific discovery, for which the AIMO Prize could represent a new Turing Test.

The AIMO Prize is proposing three initial design principles:

  1. AI models must consume problems in the same format as human contestants and must produce human readable solutions that can be graded by an expert panel, using standard Olympiad criteria.
  2. The grand prize will be awarded for performance in an AIMO approved competition that is at a standard equivalent to a gold medal in the IMO.
  3. To be eligible to win prizes, participants must have adhered to the AIMO public sharing protocol by the time the prize is awarded.

The Prizes

The $10mn AIMO Prize was launched in November 2023 to help spur the open development of AI models that can reason mathematically, leading to the creation of a publicly shared AI model capable of winning a gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad (‘IMO’).

  • The Grand Prize of $5mn will be awarded to the first AI model to enter an AIMO Prize approved competition and perform at a standard equivalent to a gold medal in the IMO.
  • The First Progress Prize is designed to incentivise the achievement of key milestones towards the grand prize, and opened in April 2024.

The Advisory Committee

We're delighted to be joined on our Advisory Committee by a group of prominent mathematicians, and AI and machine learning specialists. The group includes Timothy Gowers and Terence Tao, both winners of the Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics.

The AIMO Prize runs independently. It is not formally part of the IMO or the IMO Grand Challenge. However, it aims to collaborate with IMO members and a range of Olympiad competitors in the awarding of AIMO prizes.