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AI 4 Good Hackathon

April 19th-20th, 2019

Babson Campus @ West Innovation Center


The #AI4Good hackathon will focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to develop applications and platforms with high Societal Impact.   More relevant than ever, this hackathon will tackle, among other issues, the concerns around the bias that have arisen in the use of current commercially used AI solutions across industries.

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April 19th-20th, 2019

Babson Campus @ West Innovation Center

Our purpose is to develop working applications that utilize the power of AI and Machine Learning to benefit society. Cross-disciplinary student teams of entrepreneurs and coders will define, design and create applications, products and platforms to ensure that AI and ML are to be used responsibly. 

Cross-disciplinary student teams of entrepreneurs and coders will define, design and create applications, products and platforms to ensure that AI and ML are to be used responsibly. Students will use the 8Base Low Code Development platform to develop their applications. 8Base recently was named Startup of the Year the global winner of StartupGrind, besting over 2 thousand. Learning how to use this coding platform is quite easy, which will serve to complement participant marketable, technical skills.

This unique#AI4Good Hackathon is being organized and led by serial VC- backed tech entrepreneur, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and highly experienced hackathon leader Mike Grandinetti (LinkedIn) , along with leaders of the Babson eTower community and Babson Code. 


Mike Grandinetti (highlights):

 MIT Media Lab Virtual / Augmented Reality hackathon. Cambridge MA (largest in world (multiple)
 Data Governance & Management, focus on enterprise AI & anti-money
laundering. SF
 Accenture “AI for Good” Hackathon. SF
 Olin College of Engineering & Babson College “AI for Good” Code-athon.
Wellesley, MA
 Nestle Global Skin Health and Wellness. NYC

 Open IDEO Hacking Higher Education. Cambridge, MA
 Hult Prize $1M Social Entrepreneurship Competition Hackathon. SF
 Reduxio New Product Coding Hackathon. Tel Aviv
 Reduxio Go-to-Market Challenge Hackathon. (numerous) Boston

 European Union Digital Transformation Hackathon. Lisbon, Portugal
 Hacking Health Care Hackathon. Montreal

 General Assembly Social Impact Hackathon. Boston
 Hacking for Humanity Hackathon. Boston
 Design For America MIT Chapter Hackathon. Cambridge MA
 Designing Your Life Hackathon at Harvard. Cambridge MA


Jim Spohrer


Jim, who earned his PhD in AI from Yale, has been working in the field since 1982. Today’s, he’s Director of Cognitive OpenTech at the world class IBM Labs.

Jim cares deeply about the Ethics of AI. “Students & participants should be aware of Call for Code – UN Human Rights and American Red Cross – AI for Natural Disaster situations to help people in need – Our joint mission is to inspire students & participants about the kind of future they are empowered to create through better building blocks. For examples of better building blocks, the MAX (Model Asset Exchange) is a growing set of open source AI models they can easily use and incorporate into applications. “


AI Earth Summit 2019

Debriana Berlin, Bistra Bilkina and many more.

World class tech practitioners, environmental experts, and community members assemble to take action on the future of our planet. 

Organized by AI LA Community. AI LA Community is a California non-profit looking to raise the bar in the way of intellectual conversations focusing on how technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) will impact our lives, society, and industries.

AI LA is a community of today’s most curious minds focused on tomorrow’s most challenging problems. It explores artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other frontier technologies, and the impacts they will have on humanity. AI LA  acknowledges that AI is influenced by both art and science, and that human concerns outweigh technological ones.

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Beneficial AI is drawing significant attention!

Recently, our neighbor’s to the north, Canada, have taken on a leading role on the Ethics & Societal Impact of AI. In the last few days of March, Canada Issued a New Federal Directive to Make Ethical AI a National Issue.

In keeping with the above, the University of Toronto is receiving the biggest donation in its history$100MM towards study in AI and how it affects society at large. The center will support research about the links between science, technology and the humanities — including a focus on the ethical and societal effects of AI and other technologies.

Resources to learn more!


OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. We’re a team of a hundred people based in San Francisco,
California. The OpenAI Charter describes the principles that guide us as we execute on our mission.

Moral Machine –in partnership with MIT & the MMIT Media Lab.

Moral Machine’s Mission From self-driving cars on public roads to self-piloting reusable rockets landing on self-sailing ships, machine intelligence is supporting or entirely taking over ever more complex human activities at an ever increasing pace. The greater autonomy given machine intelligence in these roles can result in situations where they have to make autonomous choices involving human life and limb. This calls for not just a clearer understanding of how humans make such
choices, but also a clearer understanding of how humans perceive machine intelligence making such
choices. Recent scientific studies on machine ethics have raised awareness about the topic in the media and public discourse. This website aims to take the discussion further, by providing a platform for

1) building a crowd-sourced picture of human opinion on how machines should make decisions when
faced with moral dilemmas.

2) Crowd-sourcing assembly and discussion of potential scenarios of moral consequence.

Susan Etlinger TED Talks

1. TED GlobalWhat do we do with all this big data?

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.

2. TEDxBerlin: How do computers see?

MangoHacks at Florida International University
Let’s start off by saying MangoHacks was a huge
success! It’s always so inspiring to see developers using
Over 500 participants from 5+ universities attended
Florida International University’s (FIU)
Hackers spent 36 hours creating whatever their hearts

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