DataEthics4All is hosting the Ethics4NextGen AI Hackathon to raise the next generation of Inclusive AI.
Date: September 17-20, 2020
Who can Participate: People from all backgrounds – technical and nontechnical are invited to participate in this unique Hackathon.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this hackathon: Attorneys, Ethicists, Healthcare Professionals, Policy Makers, Law Keepers, concerned Citizens, Marketers, Designers, Developers, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Engineers, Analysts, and Data Scientists.
Ages: For anyone age 16+
We believe that in order to remove systemic discrimination, it’s important to raise the next generation of Inclusive AI algorithms.
Algorithms that are unbiased because the data fed into them are inclusive. Inclusive of all Race, Gender, Color, and Socioeconomic Backgrounds.
Train AI systems with biased data and there will be biased inferences. Fair representation in data is the key to solving all of these issues because DATA MATTERS. CONTEXT MATTERS.
The Ethics4NextGen AI Hackathon is our way of taking Action and standing up to unjust and unfair societal behavior.
Participants will bring unique and creative solutions to these problems.
Ideal Teams will be inclusive and diverse with people from technical and nontechnical backgrounds, as well as people from impacted communities.
We have 3 exciting Hackathon Challenges: AI in Criminal Justice, AI in Predictive Policing and AI in COVID-19 Contact Tracing.
AI in Criminal Justice
AI in criminal justice system is used to predict re-offense rates, determine prison time, the granting of parole and the setting of bail bonds. Your freedom hangs on an algorithm that assigns weights and points to your life. Who makes sure the AI is fair and just? You do! How will you do that?
AI in Predictive Policing
AI in Predictive Policing is basically a nightmarish sequel of the movie Minority Report. Launched to help curb crime, it has been used against the Black, Hispanic communities, criminalizing their locations and their movements. Do you see any good in this tech? Can it be salvaged to benefit us?
AI in Contact Tracing
AI is inside Covid-19 Contact tracing Apps. To track your symptoms, and your every movement to alert your local authorities, your neighbors and friends. How do you know that this is all for your benefit? Will it be used against you later? If yes, how will you stop it? If no, how can you be so sure?
Hackathon Solutions + Judging Criteria.
5 Tracks for Impactful Outcomes
1. Visualization: An Interactive Dashboard
Improved Insights via Data Visualizations
2. Model: A Reproducible Notebook
Improved/New AI Models
3. Application: A Clickable Prototype
Targeted AI Driven Applications
4. Policy: Bill of Rights
Technology Married Impactful Policies
5. Hybrid: Any of the Above
A Hybrid of Any Of The Above
Your Solutions to the Hackathon Challenges must have an Ethics + Inclusion Lens
1. Examine the Data
Is there fair representation in the Dataset/s you’ve chosen to work with for your Challenge?
Can you prove that there is or isn’t fair representation in the Dataset/s you’re working with?
2. Examine the AI Model
Can you prove that the methods and domains used and the assumptions in the AI Models are fair or that they are biased?
3. Ask the Right Questions
How we can we be as objective and inclusive as possible as we interrogate and present data as well as interpret it’s results?
4. Creative Ways of Correction
How do we detect and correct biased inferences from an incorrectly trained ML?
5. Fair Representation in Data
How can we ensure that there is fair representation in data for all protected characteristics?
6. Unbiased AI Models
How can we create AI Models that are not biased by our background, upbringing, education and experiences?
Benefits of Participating in the Hackathon:
1. Take Action
Stand up against Systemic Injustice in Society.
2. Raise the Next Generation of AI
Help in raising the next generation of Inclusive AI.
3. Support Responsible and Inclusive Technology Innovation
Help in developing, innovating and using responsible and inclusive technologies that include ethical use of data and artificial intelligence.
4. Lead Social Impact
Apply Data in an ethical way to reduce Racial and Cultural divide in society.
5. Be a Catalyst
Be a Catalyst in building a more Equitable, Inclusive, Culture Rich and Just Society.
6. Save Lives
Build Racial & Cultural Equity through Tech and help save lives.
Hackathon Registration & Team Formation
June 16, 2020
Register for the Ethics4NextGenAI Hackathon Sign up as a Participant, Mentor or SME. Form Your Dream Team Study the Hackthon Challenge ResourcesRead more
September 10, 2020
Soft registration will be closed. Additional acceptance of participation will be on a case by case review. Requests for Team Members with specific skills will be closed.Read more
Private Groups for Each Team
September 14, 2020
Private Groups will be provided for each Team to collaborate.Read more
Event Day: Day 1
September 17, 2020
Announce Team Members and Your Challenge Day of registration for Volunteers DAY 1: Hackathon begins at 11am PST Kick Off With Panel Team Introductions KeynotesRead more
Event Day: Day 2
September 18, 2020
DAY 2: Hackathon Training + WorkshopsRead more
Event Day: Day 3
September 19, 2020
DAY 3: Hackathon Work on the Challenge Team Collaboration Brainstorm Creative SolutionsRead more
Event Day: Day 4
September 20, 2020
DAY 4: Hackathon Work on the Solution Create the Final Presentation Submit Challenge SolutionRead more
October 4, 2020
Results for the Ethics4NextGenAI Hackathon will be announced.Read more