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Generative AIfor Good Hackathon

June 15-16, 2023

Virtual event, free of charge

Genrative AI for Good Hackathon in details:

Hack To The Rescue was the largest Generative AI hackathon for good aimed at finding the best solution for nonprofits to solve the most pressing, real-world challenges and impact one million people in the next year.

More than 500 Tech experts competed over the course of the two-days online event for prizes up to $10,000+ that was donated to the charity of the winners’ choice.

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We connect tech companies with nonprofits to solve the world’s most pressing problems

Hackathon in numbers

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Challenges

100

Tech Teams

1000

Companies

1000

Submitted Solutions 

Meet the Winners:

The participating teams had only 30 hours to create their solutions. What would typically take weeks or months to develop was possible in less than two days. The success of the project not only emphasizes the tech industry’s potential to support the nonprofit sector and confirms its role as an agent of positive change.

Path: AI for mental wellness

1 in 3 young Poles is suspected to have depression. Facing a rising tide of mental health crises, especially among teenagers, our world is in dire need of more mental health professionals. The resources are there, but often hard to navigate on tough days. We’re in desperate need of a user-friendly, efficient solution. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and join the mission to bridge this gap? There’s never been a better time to make a real difference.

UNAWEZA is helping women and kids around the world by giving access to education, medical care, and providing economic and social opportunities.

Hackathon winner:Deloitte to the rescue from Deloitte and Hack Snail - Marcin Bodych from EY
Winning solutions:

Team from Deloitte delivered the most complete solution. Designed by them chatbot uses Amazon Lex & Chat GPT & AWS Lambda that provides personalized info on how to deal with mental health challenges, based on the content library provided by professionals. The solution is easy to distribute and accessible due to integration to popular tool, such as Messenger. “By using Messenger, we can monitor future mental state of the people who contact our bot – “Unawezka bot” will keep checking on the people to make sure they are well (i.e. sending messages in a couple of days from the last contact “Are you feeling better” etc.” – team explained at the pitching finals.

Marcin Bodych from EY was hacking solo, hence he was able to only develop a part of designed by him more complexe solution, which he called “Mindful Librarian”. He amazed judges with his out-of-the-box thinking and implementation of a module, where based on graphics generated by AI, users can identify their emotional states, without a need to express it in words. Which is especially difficult in times of mental crisis.

Path: Barrier-Free Democracy with AI

Unlock the potential of generative AI to bridge language barriers and foster accessibility in democracy. In this path, participants will focus on developing AI solutions to simplify complex legal documents and legislation. By translating formal texts into easy-to-understand language, we can promote inclusivity and empower all members of society to engage in democratic processes.

Socialbee is a leading German nonprofit focusing on helping refugees claim their rights to the fullest and thrive. SocialBee aims to make information understandable and accessible to people with language barriers.

Hackathon winner: Blue-Grey Bellybutton from miquido.com
Winning solutions:

“To simplify and summarise documents we use Open AI API for interaction with chat GPT3.5-turbo. For A2 and B1 English speaker we maximise the possibility of understanding the summary by smart prompting. We configure chat to use only basic words according to plain language rules.” – said Bartosz Nowosielski, Product Owner, in their contest project submission.

Democracy Foundation‘s aim is to promote and develop civic attitudes in Poland and, ultimately, abroad. They want to achieve this goal by creating an Internet portal to support the functioning of social consultations and citizens’ legislative initiatives.

Hackathon winner: Deviniti
Winning solutions:

“SimpliLex is a revolutionary project that seeks to demystify and simplify complex legal texts and terms. Our main objective is to make the law accessible and understandable for everyone. We believe that law, a critical aspect of our lives, should not be confined to just lawyers or law students. It should be open to all citizens, enabling them to fully understand their rights, responsibilities, and legal procedures.
The project utilizes advanced generative AI and machine learning models to parse and interpret complex legal texts. It then reformulates the content into simpler, more digestible language, without losing the essential meaning of the original text.
Apart from that, SimpliLex also features an interactive FAQ section where users can find answers to the most common legal queries. To make it even more user-friendly, we have integrated a smart chatbot named “LexBot” that is available 24/7 to answer any legal question you may have.“ – said Izabela Babis, Deviniti’s hackathon team lead, in their contest project submission.

Path: AI advocates for human rights

Harness the potential of generative AI to identify and classify instances of human rights violations, fostering global awareness and driving change. In this path, participants will focus on detecting cases involving Indigenous communities and other vulnerable populations. Let’s join forces to leverage AI technology in the fight for justice and the protection of human rights worldwide.

CRIES is based on a network of research centers, NGOs, professional associations, and foundations that promote research regarding economic, political and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hackathon winner: Team Simplify from SimplifyNext
Winning solutions:

Designed by Team Simplify solution makes use of the UiPath Cloud Automation platform to automate the process of scraping website data, sending to OpenAI GPT for analysis, and updating a cloud database to store article and incident data.
A low-code web app is built to display the incident reports, which also provides the ability to view the source article content.
“Human validation of incident reports is also possible and a mock-up is built, but not integrated in initial hackathon submission, due to time constraints.” – team shared in their final pitch.

Path: Superhero Synergy: AI Connections for Change

Unite the superheroes of our world by developing AI-driven text classification systems to create meaningful connections. In this path, participants will focus on building matching solutions and recommendation engines for various social impact initiatives. Let’s harness the power of generative AI to strengthen networks, maximize impact, and create a better world together.

B Lab is a non-profit transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. They are part of an international network that creates economic systems change through standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and certifies companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way.

Hackathon winner: Jobteaser
Winning solutions:

Designed by Jobteaser solution is an AI-driven matchmaking tool that identifies synergies between B-corps, enabling them to join forces and transform markets together. By fostering collaborations that steer markets towards sustainability, we’re contributing to the creation of a greener, more responsible, and prosperous future.

Tech To The Rescue (TTTR) is a global platform connecting innovative and socially responsible tech companies with leading local and global nonprofits seeking pro bono technology support for their projects.

Hackathon winner: Cloudflight
Winning solutions:

“Companies, which are members of Tech To The Rescue, want to invest social impact projects, and driven by leading nonprofits projects would be really happy to get an investor in their vision. Often this fails just simply, because projects can not describe what they exactly need or the companies do not know, if they are the ideal partner and have the resources to do a project.
Designed by Cloudflight ChatBot is solving this issues. The ChatBot will ask the Company what resources they have and what they could provide and summarizes the overall interaction to find the perfect match for a Company.
The Company can select their interesting region or other criteria to further narrow down the project selection.
Our ChatBot will then make the project description sound interesting for the company and returns the best suited project as a suggestion.” – explained Julia Rechberger and Cludflight team in their final project presentation.

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Path: Speedy Solutions for Crisis Relief

Utilize generative AI to accelerate the creation of formal documents, bringing aid to those in crisis situations more swiftly. In this path, participants will develop AI-powered tools to generate human rights appeals and project proposals, empowering refugees, asylum seekers, and individuals in dangerous circumstances. Let’s leverage AI to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the development arm of the United Nations. Present in 170 countries with over 17,000 people, UNDP works on the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, climate change, good governance, renewable energy, crisis response, and women’s empowerment, among others.

Hackathon winner: Apostroph from Apostroph Group
Winning solutions:

Developed solution delivers results in two quick steps. First, in just few seconds it generates the summary of the key problems in given crisis, based on a document uploaded by user. It can be a thorough report on ongoing crises or a shorter document or text for immediate crisis situation. Then, once again with help of AI, identified problems are being matched with existing database of digital solutions available via UNDP.

Path: Truth-Seeking AI: Fighting Fake News

Combat misinformation online by developing generative AI solutions to identify and debunk false content. In this path, participants will focus on recognizing misleading information about topics like autism and exposing inconsistencies in corporate communication. Let’s work together to build a more reliable, transparent, and trustworthy digital landscape.

EUCAP is an umbrella organisation for European organisations run by autistic people and advocating for autistic people’s rights.They specifically encourage contacts between groups of autistic people across language and national borders to allow them to identify shared interests and develop cooperation.

Hackathon winner: Altruistic Visiumees from Visium
Winning solutions:

In just 30 hours of coding team from Visium, built Autistic Fact-checker to help autistic people and their families, who need factual and supportive information. It’s a generative AI tool that fact-checks, based on scientific databases and information and gives easily accessible and factual information on autism and evidence-based interventions. “We built a search engine that allows you to ask any question related to autism and receive relevant articles. Our tool also provides a score that assesses the article’s factual consistency and whether it contains malicious facts.” – said Maksim Zubkov in teams’ finalist presentation.

Path: AI for Creative Learning

Revolutionize education by employing generative AI to create personalized, engaging, and enjoyable learning experiences. In this path, participants will focus on developing AI-powered tools for generating creative lesson plans and providing mentorship for young activists. Let’s work together to reshape the future of education and empower the next generation of changemakers.

Zwolnieni z Teorii is the biggest Olympiad for high school students. It engages young people all over Poland to create social projects where young people have to work in a team, search for local allies, and engage the media.

Hackathon winner: Vazco
Winning solutions:

“FormAIner for Zwolnieni z Teorii” – is a groundbreaking, AI-driven platform that’s revolutionizing the way young activists in Poland interact with the ‘Zwolnieni z Teorii’ program. Our mission is to empower these passionate individuals, paving the way for them to make significant changes and improve the lives of millions in Poland. At the heart of FormAIner is a team of virtual mentors, powered by advanced AI algorithms. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill chatbots; they’re knowledgeable, insightful, and ready to guide users through the application process for the ‘Zwolnieni z Teorii’ program.
The AI mentors are programmed with extensive knowledge about the program, ensuring that users get the right guidance at the right time.
FormAIner stands out with its user-friendly design and easy navigation, making the platform accessible to everyone, regardless of their tech-savviness. By leveraging state-of-the-art technologies such as GPT, React, uniforms, and Meteor, we’ve built a web app that’s robust, reliable, and ready to meet the demands of a modern digital age.” – shared Maciej Stasieluk in team’s project pitch, that granted them the victory in competition.

Path: AI for Climate Consciousness

Harness the power of generative AI to drive meaningful change and create a sustainable future. In this path, participants will use advanced AI techniques to analyze content, generate objective descriptions, and assess climate impact. Unravel the potential of AI to provide clarity and data-driven insights for a better understanding of our world and the environment we share.

Uwaga, śmieciarka jedzie‘ is a foundation built on the backbone of Polish informal initiative on Facebook platform where a community of almost 800 k people can inform others about waste items that can still be used.

Hackathon winner: Netguru + Śmieciarka
Winning solutions:

“Take a Picture to Automagically Generate Enthusiastic Description and Estimate CO2 Saved,” is a project developed by the Netguru team for the nonprofit “Uwaga, śmieciarka jedzie.” and their largest circular economy community in Poland.
This innovative solution aims to help people give away unused products, reduce waste, and promote environmental awareness. By utilizing Google Cloud Vision API and OpenAI GPT4, the project generates a detailed description of a captured object in Polish, which can be shared on Facebook to encourage others to reuse the product.
Upon receiving a JSON input from Google Cloud Vision API, the AI system filters out irrelevant objects and focuses on items such as toys, clothes, furniture, books, packaged food, tools, shoes, and decorations. The generated text includes information about the item’s availability, location, and other collection conditions.
Additionally, the project estimates the CO2 saved per kilogram of various materials, such as plastic, cotton, wood, and paper, among others. This feature raises awareness about the environmental impact of reusing products and motivates users to participate in reducing waste. “ shared Maciej Mikulski and Netguru team.

Path: AI for Inclusive Employment

People with disabilities are twice more likely to experience redundancy and it is much harder for them to find next employment – studies show. Empower excluded individuals by leveraging the capabilities of generative AI to help them secure fulfilling employment. In this path, participants will focus on developing AI-driven tools to create attractive CVs and cover letters, assisting those who face challenges in re-entering the job market.

MaVoie was created to tackle youth employment problems and help social organizations face a challenge in trying to reach underprivileged job seekers in a scalable way, especially in the digital space.

Hackathon winner: Bluesoft
Winning solutions:

Bluesoft team, within just 30 hours of coding delivered a working solution that can be applied by movie to empower marginalised individuals to find new employments. In just few clicks, based on a basic information like experience and skills, backed by generative AI tool first recommends relevant job roles (thank you, Ai-career advisor!) andwrites two different versions of cover letters. But that’s not all! Tool also recommends potential interview questions which candidate could expect in the next steps of their recruitment journey. After further testing, tool will be soon ready to be deployed!

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We are a global platform that matches tech companies with non-profits to help social impact organizations around the world implement digital solutions to scale up their influence.

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