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Wrapping up the #BuildwithAI Hackathon 2021

Sydney, 14 December, 2021

To celebrate the occasion of International Internet Day on 29th October, Hackmakers partnered with Oracle, Slack, ITIC Systems, INE and OpenWeaver to organize the annual #BuildwithAI Hackathon 2021.

The BuildwithAI 2021 brought with itself an opportunity that would allow participants to leverage the power of data science, machine learning and AI to help humanity solve the world's biggest challenges in education, the natural environment and human identity.

Being the second edition to the BuildwithAI Hack series, the event attracted a lot of attention from the repeat participants and mentors who found the previous occasion to be ‘an amazing opportunity for the youth to develop solutions for the prevention of Covid-19 virus’.

The BuildwithAI Hackathon 2021 was a four day-long virtual hackathon, with 3500+ participants from over 100 countries. More than 200 mentors, who had expertise in a variety of fields, helped the teams throughout each phase of the hackathon event.

The event revolved around three challenge themes, focusing on providing the participants hands-on experience in building machine learning applications to solve real world solutions. The challenge themes for the hackathon were as follows:

  • Predictive Analytics: Make use of data, statistical algorithms and machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical data. The goal is to go beyond knowing what has happened to provide a best assessment of what will happen in the future

  • Audio/ Visual Analytics: Computer vision enables computers and systems to derive meaningful information from digital images, videos and other visual inputs — take actions or make recommendations based on that information

  • Prescriptive Analytics: Help organisations make better decisions through the analysis of raw data. This factors information about possible situations or scenarios, available resources, past performance, and current performance, and suggest a course of action or strategy

There were more than 209 teams who submitted brilliant solutions for solving the challenge statements. Their solutions were judged on the following criteria:

  1. Consistency

  2. Originality

  3. Quality

  4. Design

The Award Ceremony for the BuildwithAI Hackathon 2021 was hosted on Friday, 11th December, followed by a lineup of amazing speakers who would be giving words of motivation to all the participants:

  • Yawun Mundine, Chief Executive Officer, Yirigaa

  • Beena Ammanath, Executive Director , Deloitte Global AI Institute

  • Cherie Ryan, Vice President & Regional MD, Oracle

  • Steve Nouri, Founder & CEO, AI4Diversity

After weeks of judging hundreds of innovative and creative solutions, our judges have finally come up with the best solutions presented in the hackathon. The winners of the hackathon are:

Honourable Mentions

Team We the World AI

Members: Danielle Alice Deasnges Aucéane THIAM MÉKÀ de GOGUENHEIM, Allen Frimpong, Poonam Ahuja, Nnamse Akpan, Jean Bernard Mathias, Ilsa Afzaal, Qasaid Ali and Bennett Chen

Mentored by: Sydney Nurse, Jason Lowe, Himanshu Joshi, Tina Rich, Vikram Batchu, Balaji Munuswamy

Solution: This solution is a web-based, AI-enabled platform, with Machine Learning technology.This allows one to visualise and analyse real time in order to provide predictive & prescriptive solutions.

Check out the whole solution here

Team AI Hulks

Members: Debasish Dutta, Pragya Goyal, Jisha Jose, Tanish Kumar and Ahmed Mansoura

Solution: This solution provides a way for the general masses to track the number of people/voices that are available in any audio track, regardless of its quality or other issues . It will save people a lot of time in place of manually going through it.

Check out the whole solution here

Team Neuron Fire

Members: Naga Durga Prasad Marri, Ashwini Ghatode, Muhammad Danial Siddiqui, Srinija Amisthapur, Azib Farooq, Noro Chalise and Sohaib Ahmed

Mentored by: Yamini Harikrishnan, Himanshu Joshi, Gaurav Koradiya

Solution: This solution provides a 360 degrees feedback loop system for the students from their teacher, parent, student self assessment and fellow classmate feedback in order to give an overall prediction of self- improvement needed in the future. The team has incorporated AI & ML algorithms to enhance the future prediction for the student based on his/her/their past history.

Check out the whole solution here

Second Runner Up

Team AI

Members: Harsha Vardhan, Suprith Reddy, Punyaa Juneja, Purujit Dash, Anjan Kumar, Kushagra Madhukar, Abhishek Singh and Md Shadab Alam

Solution: This solution predicts the demand/requests per day per item of something so that the AGA can make better decisions regarding how much supply is needed​.

Check out the whole solution here

First Runner Up

Team Undercover

Members: Muskan Rizwan Shaikh, Peerzada Anzar Azmat, Yajat Vishwakarma and Dhanush Y P

Solution: This solution includes a digital learning platform that will help dyslexic students to read. They will be able to both learn to read and improve their current reading skills by utilising the tools that this platform will offer. Teachers can use this platform to modify existing learning materials for dyslexic students. An assessment option that may be used to track a student's progress is also incorporated.

Check out the whole solution here


Team Hungry Hacks

Members: Ayaz Mujawar, Jewel James, Rafeed Sultaan, Tew Tawan

Mentored by: Radika Kumar

Solution: This team created Zeroo app, which is powered by a machine learning model which tries to predict user purchase patterns, alongside where it is usually bought from, in order to give suitable product recommendations.

Check out the whole solution here

A huge thanks to all the participants, mentors, ambassadors, sponsors and partners for being a crucial part of this hackathon and making this event a reality!


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