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CoronaThon-19

Hackathon on Combating the Coronavirus

Besides the health and medication system, technology specially the AI based tools can play a vital role to fight against the corona pandemic. CoronaThon-19 is a “Hackathon on Combating the Coronavirus” organized by Daffodil International University, where different technology-based solutions will be called from the students all over the world to solve the challenges brought on by the current pandemic. Under this competition, students from grade10 to post graduation level will be eligible to compete. This initiative mainly aims to develop the best possible solutions to fight against the Corona pandemic and also engage the students in productive work during this lockdown period. It will also help them to think outside of the box towards the real challenges. The selected solutions/tools will be checked, rechecked, modified and implemented with the guidance of experts from Daffodil International University, all around the Global. Daffodil International University will provide the financial support and its well-equipped ‘Innovation Lab’ for the research activities of the students. The competition comes in as a gift; it may not be able to produce a vaccine but it can make life possible again.

Objectives of CoronaThon-19

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  1. To identify solutions of innumerable problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. To develop the solutions to address the most urgent health, food & nutrition, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
  3. To engage the students in productive work regarding real-life problems and solutions.
  4. To offer the platform to the undeveloped generation for exploring their knowledge, skills and innovation to eradicate this global crisis.

Categories

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  1. AI: Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Expert System, Planning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition
  2. IoT
  3. Big data

Fields

Based on Corona Effect

Field (based on Corona Effect):

  • Health Care
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Education System
  • Open Box Idea

Health Care Sector

Covid-19 has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has revealed successful solutions such as for population screening, tracking the infection, prioritizing the use and allocation of resources, and designing targeted responses. Digital technologies are constantly evolving and finding new applications in healthcare, even while the industry is struggling with adoption and ‘digital transformation’. Key Technology to use Healthcare: Artificial Intelligence (Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Expert System, Planning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition), Big Data Analytics, IOT Solutions. We are expecting solutions from different sectors, like pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, medical imaging solution, diagnosis, remote patient monitoring, healthcare and digital health solution, etc. Preferred solutions are support for covid-19 infection prevention, control and treatment.

Food & Nutrition Sector

The food supply chain is a complex web that involves producers, consumers, agricultural and fishery inputs, processing and storage, transportation and marketing, etc. As the COVID-19 spreads and cases mount, and measures tighten to curb the spread of the virus, there are countless ways the food systems at all levels will be tested and strained in the coming weeks and months. Applying food and nutrition information to develop an individual approach to preventing diet/lifestyle-related diseases. In a time of rapid technological advancement and rewards for innovation, a critical opportunity in food and nutrition science exists for improving health and reducing disease risk, supports epidemic prevention and control for novel coronavirus. For example, alteration to diet pattern and nutrition affect microbial population, with consequential effect on the immune system, disease pathogenesis and health. Key Technology to use Food & Nutrition: Artificial Intelligence (Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Expert System, Planning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition), Big Data Analytics, IOT Solutions. The Solutions will enable food companies, food researchers and consumers to take full advantage of this development.

Education System

Armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate change induced disasters and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children and youth globally. And that number is growing in an unprecedented way with the spread of COVID-19.  Education has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with 1.53 billion learners out of school and 184 country-wide school closures, impacting 87.6% of the world’s total enrolled learners. Drop-out rates across the globe are likely to rise as a result of this massive disruption to education access. The education sector is evolving with nature defining speeds towards new ways of teaching and learning. Smart mobile devices, networking, virtual classrooms, identity management systems, faculty evaluation systems, data analytics and array of educational technologies have taken education to all new heights, both within and outside the classroomsKey Technology to use Education System: Artificial Intelligence (Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Expert System, Planning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition), Big Data Analytics, IOT Solutions. Preferred solutions are online education and classes systems to provision epidemic prevention and control for novel coronavirus.

Open Box Idea

Technologies are continuously growing and discovering new applications in different sectors, even while the business is struggling with implementation. Key Technology to use Open Box Idea: Artificial Intelligence (Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Expert System, Planning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition), Big Data Analytics, IOT Solutions. Above mentioned Categories you will provide your solutions as Open Box Idea to care widespread stoppage and control of Covid-19.

Eligibility

There will be two categories

There will be two categories in “Hackathon on Combating the Coronavirus” and they are:

(A) Junior: Students in grades up to 12 can participate.

(B) Senior: All University level students can participate.

 

In each category, participants will compete for the (i) Champion and (ii) Runners Up positions.

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