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20th and 21st February, Lyon. Students will answer the question: “How can society improve?”


BSB organises the second edition of the Digital Hackathon that will take place at the Campus Confluence in Lyon and will last two days. During this creative challenge, around a hundred students will come up with solutions to specific social issues taking into account the perspectives linked to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).

This collaborative event, a real innovative and pedagogical occasion that stimulates creativity, should help to conceive tangible and useful results. Four professionals (expert-coaches) will guide and supervise the teams that will present their projects the 21st of February at 11 am.

A.I. as a solution to social issues

This creative challenge gathers students from various programs and different levels (Bachelor 1, 2 et 3 et MSc – Bac+5), in mixed groups to favour diversity. Their objective is to come up with a solution to a social issue or contribute to the common good taking into account the use of A.I. and its central development in today’s society.

A.I. has an unlimited technological potential that could not only solve very complex challenges (road security, citizen security, health such as medical desserts, etc.) but also create unprecedented progress opportunities (autonomous cars, public services, transport in general, health, environment, agricultural production, etc.) if put at the service of society.

Challenge, expertise and transfer of knowledge

This adventure aims to encourage students to think about tomorrow’s economic world and devise new concepts working in groups of 8 to 10 students. At the end of a day and a half’s work, an expert panel of four professionals will choose three winners of different three categories: the “Grand Prize”, the 'Coup de Coeur' prize and the “Best Solution” prize.

During the first day, three master classes of an hour each will develop the different issues involving A.I. and will favour the interactions between the students and the expert-coaches. Other entertaining activities will take place during these two days as well.





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