hackCOVID

198 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 6
hackathon
Online
starts on:
Apr 01, 2020, 09:00 PM
ends on:
May 15, 2020, 09:00 PM

Overview

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A case of pneumonia detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, due to an unknown cause has now led to the global Coronavirus outbreak. Within a month, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a public health emergency.

Globally, there are over 416,686 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 18,589 deceased patients in a span of two months [Source: WHO]. 197 countries have reported positive COVID-19 cases. Several nations have implemented mass-quarantine facilities, while administrative bodies of many cities, regions, and territories have taken adequate measures to minimize the spread and encourage social-distancing.

The outbreak has indeed brought the world down to its knees. It has impacted day-to-day life as well as industrial operations. COVID-19 is spreading exponentially, and there is a severe slowdown in the global economy.

The entire community of doctors and the medical staff, first-responders, research scientists, pharmacists, grocers, and scores of volunteers are restlessly doing every bit to cure infected patients, contain the spread, and provide for the ones locked down in their homes.

We are calling in the global community of data scientists, entrepreneurs, social workers, designers, and engineers to join hands and serve society during this crisis. We invite developers across the globe to build prototypes that will help industries mitigate and administer the Coronavirus outbreak and its implications.

Let us do our bit and hack our way toward a better tomorrow.

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Themes

Travel/Tourism

Use Machine Learning to:
Build a travel dashboard aimed at helping people traveling in the critical situation, to give them ways to take the safest route, visit nearest clinics/hospitals facilitating check-ups, and more.
Build a recommendation engine to convey important measures that people must take to avoid getting infected by COVID-19, backed by their climate, location, and behavioral data.

Economy

The economic damage is mounting because of the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, and a lot of companies have been forced to let their employees work remotely.
Propose and execute moonshot ideas that will help us deal with the crisis and create new, competitive business models for the future.
Identify the current trend, analyze the behavior, compare it with the last biggest crises, and derive answers on how can the impact of this virus be contained.

Healthcare

Analyze the data around COVID-19 events and predict potential COVID-19 cases across the globe on a day-to-day basis.
Analyze metrics such as confirmed cases, recovered cases, and death events for the next day using historical data and current data published by various agencies.
Build a prediction model that forecasts the propensity for slowing down the outbreak, flattening the curve, or worsening it further across different countries to ascertain the true nature of economic or human-life cost as a result of COVID-19.
Use Artificial Intelligence to detect various lung infections and distinguish it from COVID-19 for detection, extraction of symptoms, and early diagnosis.

Virtual learning

The Coronavirus pandemic is disrupting universities and research institutes across the world, impacting research and innovation. A lot of students are at home, trying to learn online.
Can you come up with an AI-driven product to provide courses and tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, facilitate virtual meetings, and healthily balance family-work dynamics?
Or, can you build an AI-integrated platform where someone in help can connect with experienced professionals who train people remotely, for instance, a medical professional training people on emergency actions?

Open Innovation for COVID-19

Develop a technological solution that will aid organizations working toward eradicating COVID-19 or assisting society with daily responsibilities (eg., medication, childcare, and grocery shopping) while ensuring isolation and loneliness.
Propose technologies and innovative solutions, bioinformatics, datasets, apps for diagnosis, and the likes that can be leveraged for strengthening the fight against Coronavirus.

Prizes

Main Prizes
A better tomorrow

There are no prizes for winners of this hackathon. In an attempt to do our bit, we will be contributing the prize money for the welfare of society.

starts on:
Apr 01, 2020 07:00 PM PDT
closes on:
May 15, 2020 07:00 PM PDT

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