GLOBAL AI HACKATHON
APRIL 17 – MAY 1
As we face the most severe global health crisis many of us will see in our lifetime, we recognize the role AI can play in addressing challenges posed by COVID-19. We invite data scientists, machine learning practitioners, developers, health IT professionals, public health experts and others around the globe, to participate in the Lumiata COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon. Participants will develop solutions that address the challenges this pandemic poses to citizens of the world today and for the impact it will have in the future. Winners will be recognized with solutions fully open-sourced and hosted on the Lumiata AI Platform, as well as public recognition in an awards ceremony.
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Engineers, back-end and front-end software developers, data scientists, product managers and UX designers who wish to contribute are all invited to participate. Participants will develop solutions that address the challenges this pandemic poses to citizens of the world today and for the impact it will have in the future. Winners will be recognized with solutions fully open-sourced and hosted on on the Lumiata AI Platform and published with full credit to the developer, as well as public recognition in an awards ceremony.
We encourage participants to develop solutions for both current challenges posed by COVID-19 as well as longer-term concerns that will result following the immediate effects of the crisis. The challenge is to dream big and focus on tangible solutions that impact population health as well as business challenges. Examples include but are not limited to:
• What resources can we provide to health systems and their staff to prepare them to care for patients with COVID-19 in the next 1-3 months?
3-6 months? 6-12 months? Beyond?
• How do we establish an intelligent credibility score for online COVID-19 information offered to the public?
• How will deferred elective procedures impact the health system and health plans once those sheltering at home re-engage with the health system?
• What is the projected financial impact of COVID-19 on health system stakeholders such as Medicare, Medicaid, small hospital systems and self-insured employers?
• How will the economic shut down affect the health system?
• Can we identify any early predictors of COVID-19 as indicators of future pandemics?
• How can governmental leaders measure the impact of decisions like lockdowns and social distancing?
• How can data scientists, analysts, and actuaries create models with an incomplete picture from a data perspective, how can they model with data that does not exist yet?
• Can we predict medical staff burn-out and mental health issues due to the crisis?
• How can we speed up the clinical trial process in general? and more specifically, the recruitment process?
• How can AI / ML help researchers working on disease investigation?
These are some of the questions that we are hearing from customers. Do not let the specific questions limit your imagination, please suggest new ideas thinking about health system stakeholders.
Lumiata COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon will kick-off on April 17. Participants will have until May 1 to develop their solutions. Awards will be announced on May 8. Winning solutions will be deployed on the Lumiata AI Platform and published with full credit to the developer. We welcome all ideas related to the criteria.
President, Care Journey
Former United States CTO
Chief Information Officer,
California Health and Human
Professor of Mathematics,
University of California, Berkeley
Member, American Academy
of Arts and Sciences,
Author, Love and Math
Intel Health & Life Sciences
Global Director, Healthcare Solutions Google Cloud
Founder and CTO, Question.ai
Author, The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence
Founder, Khosla Ventures
Edward H. Bowman Professor
Professor of Management
Social Impact Initiative
Chairman & CEO, HMS
DeLorean Artificial Intelligence
Leader, Manatt Digital and Technology
Leader, Venture Capital/Emerging Companies Practice
NEIL SMITHLINE, MD, FACP
Dr. Neil Smithline is president of StratiVision LLC, a boutique health care consultancy focused on the intersection of cost and quality and serves as a physician-consultant to Mercer Health and Benefits. In his more than 35 years’ experience, in the medical community, Dr. Smithline has served as chairman of the department of internal medicine, department of nephrology and the intensive care unit at the Tucson Medical Center, and as an associate professor at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
How much impact the submission will have once in production? It can be measured in terms of people reached, people helped, money saved, etc. This is the most important item in the criteria list, the best submissions will the have the greatest impact.
Can the submission scale as it comes to life in production? Scale can be measured by number of users for a submission, the number of applications that an ML model can fit into, number of use cases fulfilled by the submission, etc.
How feasible is it to bring the submission live to production? Feasibility needs to be high.
How unique is the submission? Is it really something unique, and new that there is no prior art on? How much is it pushing the boundaries of the status quo?
This hackathon welcomes brand new ideas, as well as projects that individuals or teams may already have in flight that meet hackathon requirements.
The following are the supported submission types:
• Working software, an end-to-end working piece of software that can be executed in a target computer, it can have a command line or GUI interfaces
• Machine learning model(s) tackling a specific problem (we encourage novel solutions and algorithms beyond standard ML and Neural Networks models)
• A report or data visualization that illustrates some data analysis that addresses a specific problem
The following will be required for every submission:
• A write-up describing the submission
• A link to a public Github repo with code for the submission
• Instructions on how to run the project
• A short video describing the idea and why it makes a difference
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