JOIN US IN TACKLING SOME OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN ETHICAL AI

Collaborate in teams of 3-4 during this 24-hour hackathon to build and pitch a project within one of three tracks: AI + Data in Healthcare, Automated Facial Recogntion, and AI + Data in the Justice System.

At AIHacks4Good 2022, you can expect to:

  • Learn about the basics of machine learning and ethical AI through our workshops hosted by academic and industry professionals
  • Make new friends and take part in a supportive community of students passionate about AI and social good. There will be games and prizes!

GET STARTED

  1. Register here
  2. Check out our website for information and updates!

Please email aihacks4good@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Requirements

WHAT TO BUILD

You have the option of creating a project that aligns with one (1) of the three tracks:

  • AI + data in healthcare
  • Automated facial recognition
  • AI + data in the justice system

SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • Submit your project to Devpost before 9:30 AM EDT on Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • Include all design assets and source code created (ex. via a link to your GitHub repository)
  • You must be in your waiting room by your assigned time (10 minutes before judging).

  • During the judging presentation, you will have maximum of 5 minutes to pitch your presentation live. There will be 3 minutes allocated for judges' questions. This pitch should be focused on a live demo of the project, not a slideshow, product pitch, etc.

  • [Recommended] Submit a pre-recorded video pitch to use as backup in case of any technical difficulties during judging.
  • More details can be found under "Rules".

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$CAD1,200 in prizes

Best in AI + Data in Healthcare

$100 CAD cash / person
AI models used in healthcare are built on previous data. But, when both medical knowledge and treatment are biased and used as data fed into AI models, we end up with AI that exacerbates current and past issues and prejudices within healthcare. How can we make sure AI models account for biased data?

Winner will also receive an MLH winner pin and the opportunity to have their MLH Fellowship application expedited should they choose to apply.

Best in Automated Facial Recognition

$100 CAD cash / person
Data used to train automated facial recognition models are often not equally inclusive of all demographics. Thus, these models are more error-prone for some users (often those not as included in the engineering design/coding process) than others. How can we de-bias automated facial recognition models for greater accuracy for all users?

Winner will also receive an MLH winner pin and the opportunity to have their MLH Fellowship application expedited should they choose to apply.

Best in AI + Data in the Justice System

$100 CAD cash / person
AI is used in the criminal justice system as a prevention and prediction tool. Who is likely to commit a crime? Who is likely to re-offend? But, the data used to train these AI models are inherently biased. There is no accurate data on who commits crimes - only who gets arrested. How can we make AI models fair for everyone?

Winner will also receive an MLH winner pin and the opportunity to have their MLH Fellowship application expedited should they choose to apply.

Best Use of CockroachDB

3D Printing Pen

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Web Monetization Project

Portable Charger, Coil Pin & $60 Coil Credit

Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker Quick Charge Portable Charger, Coil pin and $60 Coil credit redemption card!

Best Use of Velo by Wix

Wacom Drawing Tablet

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Branded Backpack

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Christopher Yip

Christopher Yip
Dean of Engineering at the University of Toronto

Michael Guerzhoy

Michael Guerzhoy
Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto

 Malcolm Thorburn

Malcolm Thorburn
Professor, Associate Dean (Graduate) of Law at the University of Toronto

Marc Law

Marc Law
Senior Research Scientist at NVIDIA

Vikash Ruhil

Vikash Ruhil
Senior Analytics Manager at Apple

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Does the project utilise new or existing elements? Are the ideas/themes used in the submission unique?
  • Ethical AI Implications
    Have different perspectives of ethical dilemmas been considered in the project? Does the project effectively outline how it plans to mitigate those dilemmas/biases?
  • Technicality
    How technically complex is the project? Did the project use any clever techniques and/or multiple components?
  • Implementation
    Is the project standalone - fully complete from top to bottom? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Presentation
    Is the presentation concise, informative, and clearly describes the project? Has the team demonstrated that they gained new skills from their project?

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