UHack 3.0

527 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

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idea phase
Online
starts on:
Oct 12, 2018, 10:30 AM
ends on:
Oct 22, 2018, 09:29 PM
hackathon
starts on:
Oct 25, 2018, 11:30 PM
ends on:
Oct 27, 2018, 03:30 AM

Overview

Hacking is building things that you always wanted to have but no one has built it yet. It's to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, fail again and fail better. Try out new things and learn while doing that. It's to work together, collaborate and build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

With that spirit, The University School of Information Communication & Technology is conducting a hackathon - UHack 3.0 and invites all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in an interesting and engaging hackathon.

Themes

Hacking is building things that you always wanted to have but no one has built it yet. It's to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, fail again and fail better. Try out new things and learn while doing that. It's to work together, collaborate and build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

With that spirit, The University School of Information Communication & Technology in association with Paytm Build for India powered by Codestreet.io and StreetHack presents UHack, the flagship event of InfoXpression. A 24 hour overnight physical hackathon fuelled by grit, passion, and coffee. Shoutout to all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in this interesting and engaging hackathon.

Machine Learning

Reviewlytics is a software that helps businesses to understand their customers more deeply by turning user feedback from multiple sources into relevant and actionable insights for every customer stakeholder.

Pain Point for Businesses:- Businesses need reviews to promote their product/ service as well as improve the quality of their product/service through customer feedback

Pain Point for end-users/customers:- People find it hard to write reviews because:- 1. It is a time taking process. 2. They don’t know what parameters to cover in a review 3. Language barrier

The product bridges the communication gap between the businesses and end users. Here are the problem statements for the hackathon.

Problem Statement 1: Voice-Based Mood Discovery

Devise a solution that takes voice input from the microphone of mobile/tablet device and predicts mood in the real time.

Moods: Anger, Sadness, Happiness, Disgust, Fear, Pleasent surprise, neutral etc.

An input can have multiple outputs. for eg. I can feel emotions like "disgust and anger" at the same time.

Input: Voice file (real time) Output: Emotions + rating out of 5

References / Dataset :

https://www.kaggle.com/general/23547

You are free to use any open source or google audio dataset.

Problem Statement 2: Facial expression based Mood Discovery

Devise a solution that takes the image from the camera of mobile/tablet device and predicts the mood of the user based on the facial expressions in the real time. The camera should be running in the background and the emotion of the user displayed in real time.

Problem Statement 3: Voice to Text for Localised Languages

Devise a solution that takes the voice from the microphone of mobile/tablet device and converts it into the text of multiple languages in the real time. The microphone should be running in the background and the text should be displayed in real time.

References https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/docs/languages https://github.com/kaldi-asr/kaldi https://developers.googleblog.com/2017/08/kaldi-now-offers-tensorflow-integration.html

Mentors :

Should you have a query or need suggestions on your idea, contact:- Sajal Garg - sajalgarg063@gmail.com Mukul Rathi - mukulr007@gmail.com

Internet of Things

A world of devices connected by internet opens up opportunities for us that were previously unthinkable. The fact that devices can now be connected to each other, share data and take intelligent decisions by talking to other devices can disrupt the way we interact with our surroundings. Build applications on Internet of Things that help us improve our experience in our day to day life.

Transportation

Transportation sector is a huge industry which also happens to be highly uncoordinated. Rail has big benefits of transferring bulky goods over long distance while road serve the opposite strata of demands. Today, main problems occurring in this sector is lack of co-ordination for efficient transport leading to major crisis like delay in transportation, Pollution, Wastage of resources, Problems with maps. People hesitate to pool vehicles and use public transport because of not knowing how to go from point a to point b. Scope of innovation is massive, and so will be the impact upon productivity. It is worth noting that rich and the poor, both get equally affected by this. Keeping the entire economic strata of our society in mind, design a system that could make our transportation efficient, safe and affordable.

Agriculture and food

60% of our citizens are employed in agriculture which produces almost 17% of our GDP. Combined with this fact, Small land holding, no direct selling by farmers, Lack of irrigation and ploughing facilities, non existence of free market,all agriculture producing food crop. are all various reasons because of which this sector is stagnant.

We can help this situation with technology. Creating awareness about small land sizes, Decreasing cost required to move to commercial crops, Engineering Machines for improving the yeild and reducing labour cost, Optimizing logistics and helping farmers to sell their products at better prices, Buiding to improve food transportation, can all help us with agriculture.

Lets create something and help our impoverished farmers and strengthen the backbone of our nations economy.

AR/VR

Hack the AR/VR industry targeting solutions for one of the following tracks:
i) Innovative Entertainment (including storytelling and games)
ii) Content Production
iii) Medical and Healthcare
iv) Architecture, Engineering and Construction
v) AR and VR for Good
vi) AR and VR hardware hacks
vii) Machine Learning and AI

Women Empowerment

We strongly believe in empowering women to take their own decisions for their personal growth and encourage young women to be self-reliant, economically independent, have positive self-esteem, and invite ideas that assist women all over the world break stereotypes and to motivate and inspire them to chase their dreams and contribute in assisting other women to be at par with men, with the help of technology.

Sports and Fitness

Obesity being all time high in our country, fitness is a major challenge. Poor performance in sports is also a problem which we face. Apart from a few folks, most of us are not aware of fitness while sports in our nation is also not given much importance. Sitting in a couch, which seems to be a comfortable life, most of our urban population has problems related to health. The given problem can be solved by telling people about the right form of exercises, diet etc. In this hectic world, let us incorporate technology to help us as a society to achieve good health condition and also epitome of performance in sports.

Blockchain

Blockchain was the basic technology behind Bitcoin, Supposedly a scam this is a ground breaking technology. It has helped millions of travellers in Iran where US government has placed strict economic sanctions. Many banks across the globe charge hefty fee for transfer of money. Currency exchange rates by banks seems like a scam. Bitcoin and other crypto-currency could be saviour for many business. Banking is also not very safe in present world. With crowd of hackers and a centralised system, banking is almost a haven for hackers for attacks. Who can forget money heist of hackers in Bangladesh. Not just banking, blockchain can be used for various other activities such as storage of digital identity, Real Estate, Warfare, Healthcare,Trading etc, to name a few. Use your imagination and dive right into this plethora of blockchain to create disruptive products for improving lives of billions.

Healthcare

Healthcare has a wide array of problem, ranging from Rural medical care to urban waste management since they do affect huge percentage of population. Problems related to miscomunication with doctors, wrong diagnosis, abuse of Ambulances in rural places, HIV awareness . Improving awareness and medical facilities can significantly affect our citizens health and their contribution to our country, improving the GDP.

Lets Innovate and improve the lives of billions by creating something.

Open Innovation

Hacks in any theme also belong to General.

Prizes

Main Prizes
Total Prize (3)
INR 1,00,000

Prizes worth INR 1,00,000 at stake

Special Prizes
Internships (2)

Internship opportunities with Paytm to top 2 Teams

Servers (2)

Microhost Servers to the Winning Team

Trip to Manali

Refreshing stay at Manali for the Winning team

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