Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hackzilla in Manila 2: Challenging University Students to Build Artificial Intelligence Technology

Wazzup Pilipinas!

In continuous support of young Filipino talent and positive change with the use of technology, is running its second intercollegiate hackathon, “Hackzilla in Manila 2”. University students from all across the country are challenged to use artificial intelligence (AI) in building tools that can improve people’s lives and shake up industries. The event will take place from March 31 to April 1, 2017, at Freelancer’s office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The theme for this year’s hackathon is: EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. To join the hackathon, university students must be currently enrolled in a CHED-accredited school, and form teams with a maximum of five members. Each team must submit a 2-minute video outlining their hackathon pitch. A maximum of 10 teams will be selected by the organizing committee, consisting of senior engineers and staff, to compete in the event.

Deadline for submission of entries will be on February 28, 2017. Selected teams will be notified via email by March 15, 2017. Teams can win a total of P100,000 in prizes.

Judges will include representatives from DOST-DICT, DevCon and

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  1. What about some companies that provide services based on AI and new technologies? To be honest, student competitions are not very interesting to me.

  2. Hello, have you heard anything about kvalifika? I read about this company, there is quite a lot of information on its website, check here for more information. This company provides the ability to recognize faces, instantly verify documents, and you can also read many articles about AI on the blog.


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