How Worldwide AI Hackathon Addresses Global Issues
As the world becomes increasingly digital and interconnected, we are faced with a plethora of global issues that require innovative solutions. One way to address these issues is through the use of AI. The Worldwide AI Hackathon is a prime example of how cutting-edge technology can be harnessed to solve global problems and create a more sustainable and equitable future for all. In this post, we will explore how the hackathon's three challenges - Generative AI applications, Synthetic data applications, and Self-supervised learning in the autonomous industry - are addressing some of the world's most pressing problems and driving positive change.

Solving problems with creativity

The first challenge, Generative AI applications, aims to use AI to generate new content and data. Natural language processing activities like language translation, text summarization, and text synthesis are just the tip of the iceberg for Generative AI. 
One million users in just five days were achieved by OpenAI's most recent release, ChatGPT, which has been hailed as groundbreaking in a far wider range of jobs. The use cases that are now being discussed include, among others, new search engine architectures, illuminating complicated algorithms, developing individualized therapy bots, and explaining scientific concepts among others.
Text-to-image tools like Midjourney, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion could revolutionize how animation, games, movies, and other media are generated, among other things. The program, according to Bill Cusick, creative director of Stability AI, is "the foundation for the future of creativity." Beyond the realm of creativity, generative AI models have the potential to revolutionize fields like computer engineering and other hard sciences.
Issues like the disruption of labor markets, the legitimacy of scraped data, licensing, copyright, and the possibility of biased content or misinformation will be resolved with strict guidelines and governance for the diffusion of these models, and the impact of generative AI technologies and products on our society and economy will be enormous. Creating viable solutions to such pressing issues is one of the ultimate goals of Worldwide AI Hackathon.

Overcoming data shortage and bias 

Synthetic data applications is the first challenge that motivates contestants to use AI to create synthetic data that can be used to train machine learning models. Synthetic data has various value propositions, including the capacity to fill gaps in real-world data sets and replace previous data that is old or otherwise no longer usable. It can also be used to overcome the limitations of real-world data such as privacy concerns, lack of diversity, or lack of availability. By 2024, 60% of the data utilized in analytics and artificial intelligence initiatives would reportedly have been generated artificially, according to Gartner.
Another use case of synthetic data is to test the robustness of machine learning models. For example, it can be utilized to create simulations of rare events such as natural disasters or medical emergencies which can help to improve the performance of machine learning models in these scenarios. In this way, the use of synthetic data applications can address global issues such as poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. With global AI talents and the brightest minds in the field joining Worldwide AI Hackathon, you can expect disruptive solutions to be developed, expanding the door to the future where synthetic data is widely used.

Transforming transportation

Self-supervised learning in the autonomous industry is the last challenge of the Worldwide AI Hackathon. Contestants are encouraged to use AI to improve the performance and reliability of autonomous systems by using self-supervised learning techniques. 
Self-supervised learning (SSL) is a type of machine learning where the model learns from the data itself, rather than from labeled data. This can be used to improve the performance of autonomous systems by allowing them to learn from the vast amounts of data they generate. 
For example, self-driving cars can be taught to assess how harsh a specific terrain or landscape is using SSL, just like a human driver would learn to drive more cautiously in bad weather. Since 94% of the crashes that resulted in 37,133 automobile fatalities in 2017 were caused by human error, automated vehicles can prevent major accident causes like drunk or distracted driving. According to a McKinsey report, self-driving cars can cut down on collisions by up to 90%.
Transforming transportation is another goal Worldwide AI Hackathon participants aim to achieve. With mentorship and support from experts working directly in the automotive industry, contestants are well on their way to developing great solutions to this challenge.
Overall, the Worldwide AI Hackathon aims to use AI to address global issues such as poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, and road traffic injuries. Through its three challenges, Generative AI applications, Synthetic data applications, and Self-supervised learning in the autonomous industry, the hackathon hopes to bring together individuals and teams from all over the world to work on disruptive solutions and make a positive impact on society. Join us in this journey to use AI to solve global issues, and be a part of the solution.