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Global responsible AI hackathon 2023:

Moving AI Ethics from Talk to Action

AI is quickly becoming ubiquitous in all industries. Unfortunately, even though AI can be incredibly harmful, few organizations act to ensure that their AI is safe and beneficial. 

 

For example, 74% of companies in a recent survey didn’t work to reduce unintended bias.

 

The goal of this hackathon is to help organizations act to make their AI more responsible. To that end, individuals and teams will be invited to create proofs of concept for increasing the implementation of responsible AI practices.

Working Remotely

The event series includes a 3-day hackathon in June 2023 and supporting events and resources for participants between February-June 2023.

We are currently looking for additional sponsors, partners, and volunteers. 

3-Day

Hackathon

​Participants will develop their proofs of concept between February and June 2023. 

The participants will finalize their proofs of concept in a 3-day hackathon in June 2023.

The format of the 3-day hackathon will be hybrid. It will include virtual events for all, and regional leaders will organize in-person events in their regions. 

Supporting Events

To support the participants, we will host a series of events between February-June 2023.

The events will include masterclasses, talks, and check-ins for hackathon participants.

The topics of the events will include introductions on AI ethics, deep dives into AI ethics topics, and hands-on practice in implementing AI ethics concepts

supporting

resources

To support the participants between February-June 2023, mentors and vendors will offer free services to hackathon participants.

 

The resources may include consultations, usage of responsible AI platforms, cloud resources, datasets for training and testing, engineering support, product development support, and audits.  

THREE HACKATHON TRACKS

 KNOWLEDGE

Develop solutions to help organizations understand prominent AI ethics themes.
 
E.g.:

Risk Articulation

Help organizations understand the AI risks that they pose


 

Diverse Input Collection

Help organizations collect diverse input about the AI risks their technology poses

 

Employee Education

Help organizations educate their employees on AI ethics

workflow

Develop solutions to help organizations introduce AI ethics practices into their workflows.
 
E.g.:

 

Strategy and Measures

Help organizations develop an AI strategy, including clear metrics and standards

 

Implemented Procedures

Help organizations implement include AI ethics practices

 

Incentives

Help organizations implement incentive structures to support the execution of their AI ethics strategy and procedures

OVERSIGHT

Develop solutions to help organizations improve their AI ethics accountability
E.g.:

Internal Reporting

Help organizations report on AI ethics progress to internal stakeholders, e.g., employees

 

External Reporting

Help organizations report on their AI ethics progress to external stakeholders, such as their board or the public


Periodical External Audits

Help organizations undergo AI ethics audits

SELECTIONS

Participant CRITERIA

​Participant selection will be based on the following criteria:

 

  • The participants will be individuals or teams of up to 5 people

  • Participants must commit to attending at least four of the workshops and check-ins

  • Participants must commit to writing a public description of their project

  • Applications will be screened based on a one-paragraph description of the problem the team wants to try to solve

SUCCESS CRITERIA

Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Problem articulation - How well did the team articulate the problem they are trying to solve, its importance to responsible AI, and the appropriateness of the proposed solution?

  • Execution - How well did the team execute the proof of concept?

  • Novelty - To what extent is the proposed solution adding to the current landscape of responsible AI solutions?

  • Feasibility - How feasible would it be to develop the proof concept into a full-blown solution that would be adopted by practitioners? 

  • Accessibility - To what extent the solution would be accessible to anyone who needs it? 

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SPONSORS,PARTNERS

&Volunteers

We are looking for additional sponsors, partners, and volunteers:

Funders

Make a financial contribution to cover prizes and event expenses

Judges

Participate in the selection of winners

Vendors

Provide free access to services to support participants

Regional Leaders

Lead an in-person hackathon in a region of your choosing

Mentors

Provide mentorship to hackathon participants

Speakers

Deliver content to help prepare participants for the hackathon

Researchers

Conduct research to support responsible AI based on hackathon activities

Volunteers

Help run the hackathon and surrounding events

To express interest, fill out this form

You are welcome to attend our Open House on December 16, 4pm GMT

Register for the open house here.

For questions, reach out to ethics-team@womeninai.co

 Organizing Team

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Ravit
Dotan

Ethics & Culture Team -

AI Ethics

Implementation Lead,

Women in AI

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Bhuva
Shakti

Global Ethics & Culture Officer and the Regional Head of Americas,

Women in AI

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Samantha Wigglesworth

Ethics & Culture Team - Responsible AI Hackathon Project Manager,

Women in AI

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Hong
Shi

Ethics & Culture Team - Responsible AI Hackathon Legal Compliance Lead,

Women in AI

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Sponsors and partners

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