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SLT-MOBITEL powered Hack:AI 2021 concludes

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The Hack:AI 2021 Hackathon, powered by SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider, concluded recently with the winners showcasing innovative solutions for sustainable living.

In the Schools category, Team ‘Calori’ from Gateway College, Colombo emerged the winner, while Team ‘Prostasia’ representing the University of Colombo was adjudged the winner in the University category.

SLT Chief Marketing Officer Prabhath Dahanayake said, “The challenge of the Hack:AI 2021 Hackathon was to unveil sustainable solutions while addressing real-world problems. As the national ICT solutions provider, SLT-MOBITEL believes this competition has inspired solutions to improve people’s lives and promote a healthy planet. We are proud of all the participants and diverse teams who have sparked new ideas through machine learning and artificial intelligence. All the teams deserve special recognition and our sincere thanks for their hard work and contribution.”

STEMUP Educational Foundation Director Prabhath Mannapperuma added, “Through the Hack:AI competition we sought to inspire both university and school students to use technologies such as AI and Machine Learning to solve real world problems. The competition will also enable future generations to gain an understanding on the importance indriving sustainability and building start-ups and technology innovations around it.”

Hack:AI 2021, provided participating youth, a platform to design ground-breaking innovative solutions to solve real world problems using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.

The participating categories – Schools and University,wereprovidedsimilar problem statements under Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)goals such as Good Health and well-being, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Responsible Consumption andProduction. The competition offered a forum for the young innovators to build solutions using data science and machine learning technologies, tackling some of the challenges related to the selected SGDs, solving related issues and driving social impact.

The Hack:AI 2021 Hackathon was organised by STEMUP Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit association driven to engage students in STEM careers and skills, together with the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – 01:00











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