Presenting School of AI’s first Global Health Hackathon in partnership with Accenture.

Promoting good health and well-being at all ages is key to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. As payment structures evolve, patients demand more from their providers, and the volume of available data continues to increase at a staggering rate, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to be the engine that drives improvements across the care continuum. AI offers important advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques. Learning algorithms can become more precise and accurate as they interact with training data, allowing humans to gain unprecedented insights into diagnostics, care processes, treatment variability, and patient outcomes.

On March 30, 2019, the School of AI and Accenture will be co-hosting a 24-hour global hackathon for health, bringing together engineers, designers, business experts, and healthcare professionals for a day of ideating and building, using AI to transform the way providers deliver affordable, high-quality healthcare.

WHAT: Join colleagues from across the globe in our first 24-hour AI Global Health Hackathon. Watch this video to learn more!

WHY: During this hackathon, participants will use healthcare data to create an app or service that could help improve the industry. Participants can develop any type of prototype that are enabled by some common components such as voice, image recognition, language, dashboards or robotic solution. This day is an opportunity for your team to get immersed in the process of learning and developing, and for a good cause!

WHEN: March 30-31, 2019

WHO: Everybody is welcome to register for this event. You don’t need to have a prior background in medicine, just a desire to transform healthcare.  AI enthusiasts from different disciplines and backgrounds are to collaborate, co-create and develop solution prototypes.  You can create your own team of five people or sign up on your own to be matched with a team that combines creative, functional and development skills.

HOW: We will provide you access to data sets and AWS platform to enable you to develop a wide range of cloud native solutions.

WHERE: Over 20 global office locations will participate in the AI Global Health Hackathon.  Register via links below:

DISCLAIMER: By registering for this event you confirm that you are not a person residing in any country embargoed by the United States and/or subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions (including without limitation Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria and North Korea), or any other jurisdiction where the Event is otherwise prohibited, licensed, restricted or taxed by applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial or local laws, rules or regulations and any other country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

General Schedule of Events

(please refer to your local contact for specific agenda and event schedule)

  • Registration
  • Team forming and orientation
  • Hackathon begins
  • Hackathon ends
  • Presentation of concepts
  • Local area winners announced

Maximum of 5 members per team.

You can form your own team of people or be paired up with people on the day of.

Suggestion for forming a team:

  • 3 Developers
  • 1 Business Analyst/Creative
  • 1 Health Focused Specialist

Challenge #1

NIH Chest X-ray Dataset of 14 Common Thorax Disease Categories
Background and dataset: http://bit.ly/2V3vFSH

(please be sure to read the README_CHESTXRAY.pdf and FAQ_CHESTXRAY.pdf files first):

Challenge #2

Respiratory rate algorithms
Datasets: http://bit.ly/2I09I34

 

Challenge #3

Skin cancer (please note that there are pictures of skin cancer in the links below)
Dataset: http://bit.ly/2CJog3v

How to download pictures: http://bit.ly/2JMN4hb

Challenge #4

psLove challenge
Using AI, predict when an upcoming period will most likely start next for a given female user, helping women to predict fertile window and predict symptoms and correlations

Background and dataset: http://bit.ly/2WszIba

School of AI and Judges will determine if an honest attempt at solving a
healthcare challenge was made during the 24 hour Hackathon time slot.

Participants can be disqualified from competition at organizers’ discretion.

All participants must agree to contest’s Terms & Conditions

  • No coding prior to start of hackathon
  • No copying of other teams’ work
  • No uncited Open Source code (if non-team members’ work)
  • No unsporting behavior

Click here to download the Terms & Conditions of the Hackathon.

School of AI Health Hackathon 2019 Terms & Conditions

To Participant:

Thank you for registering to participate in School of AI Health Hackathon, an event by the School of AI (“Organizer”) and sponsored by Accenture taking place on March 30-31, 2019 (the “Hackathon”). The Hackathon is a 24-hour competition to bring people from different disciplines together in teams for one weekend to collaborate on solving pressing healthcare issues using AI.

By participating in this Hackathon, you agree to the following terms. You agree that your participation in this contest constitutes acceptance of these terms, which are legally binding on you. Participation in the Hackathon and eligibility for any prizes is contingent upon your agreement to these terms. 

  1. Eligibility, Judging and Prizes.

The Hackathon is a competition to bring people from different disciplines together in teams for one weekend to collaborate on solving pressing healthcare issues using AI. Registration is free of charge.

Eligibility and Process.

  • The Hackathon is open to individuals: (a) who are at least eighteen years old, and (b) who have an interest in transforming healthcare.. Hackathon participants must make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and cover all associated costs and expenses.
  • Access to certain facilities, such as Accenture offices, may be contingent upon execution of a separate non-disclosure agreement. If you will be participating in the Hackathon at an Accenture office, you agree to execute an NDA and comply with any additional rules that Accenture might provide.
  • Participants will be invited to create an application using AI models to transform the way doctors deliver cost-effective, high quality diagnostic and treatment services to their patients.
  • Incomplete entries may be disqualified. Each Participant must supply his/her own laptop and all other materials to participate.
  • Each entry must: (a) be original, (b) be the Participant’s or the Participant team’s own original creation and newly written during the Hackathon, and (c) not previously entered in any other competition or program similar to the Hackathon. “Newly written” means that participants cannot in any way copy any material or any software code that already exists, and submit it as part of an entry. Entries may be subject to a due diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with these terms.

Judging and Notification.

  • Global Judging: The judging panel will be a panel of people with relevant expertise (from Accenture, School of AI and industry experts). The decisions of the judges will be final and will not be subject to any review. In the event of a tie, the judges will deliberate to determine the winner and their decision will be final and not subject to review.
  • The final decisions of the judges are to be based on the following parameters: Innovation, Technical Achievement and the Application. The panel will assign a score to each parameter, which will then determine the ranking of each participating team. The winners will be the three entries with the highest total scores.

 

Judging Criteria and scoring.  Final score is the total awarded in each of the categories
Criteria Possible Points
Innovation 1-10
Technical Achievement 1-10
Application 1-10
Total Possible 30

 

  • Timing: Judges will have 10 days to review entries and submit scores (“Judging Period”).  Announcement of winning entries will occur within two weeks following the Judging Period.
  • Notification: Winners will be notified by email and must respond within two weeks of notification and thereafter satisfactorily complete the background check and execute a Winner’s Affidavit as described herein within a reasonable time, e.g. two weeks. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of any Prize Award, at Organizer’s discretion.
  • Prizes: Prizes are based on the entry and awarded to the Participant or participating Team submitting the entry.
    • Global 1st Prize: $10,000 USD;
    • Global 2nd Prize $4,000 USD;
    • Global 3rd Prize $2,000 USD.
  • Singapore Participants Only: The Participant whose entry is judged in first place in Singapore will receive $2,000 USD prize money.
  • The Prize Awards specified above are the only compensation for participation in and submission of entries to the Hackathon.
  • Each prize award is subject to and contingent upon Participant executing and providing Organizer an executed Winner’s Affidavit and successful completion of a background check (conducted by and at the expense of Organizer) confirming qualifying winner is not residing in an Embargoed country as described in Section 5 below.  Participants who do not complete these contingencies within the time frames specified herein are not eligible for any Prize Awards.
  • Prize winners are responsible for any applicable taxes on Prize Awards.
  • Accenture employees are not eligible for monetary Prize Awards.
  1. Organizer.
  • The School of AI Health Hackathon is organized and executed by the School of AI (“Organizer”). Accenture is providing Organizer certain sponsorship funds and specified hosting facilities (Accenture, “Sponsor”).   Accenture is not responsible for organization or execution of the Hackathon.
  • The Organizer may cancel the Hackathon or alter these rules at its reasonable discretion, such as in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
  • You agree to provide accurate information on your entry form. The Organizer may request additional information from you to verify the information you provided. If you provide inaccurate information, the Organizer may disqualify you from the contest or from receiving any prizes.
  1. Intellectual Property and Submissions.
  • You agree that all software, applications, and code submissions you create and/or submit in this contest shall be governed by the Apache License Version 2.0 (available at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
  • You agree that all documents you create and/or submit in this contest shall be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
  • If you create and/or submit any content or materials in this contest that do not fall into the two categories above, then you hereby: (a) grant the Organizer and Sponsor and their affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, free license to use, sublicense, modify, copy, distribute, and exercise all intellectual property rights under such content and materials for any purpose, without any duty or other obligation to you, and (b) affirm that you have valid rights to grant such license.
  • You represent and warrant that your submissions: (a) are your original works created by you, (b) do not and will not violate the rights of any third party or infringe any third-party intellectual property rights, (c) are not obscene, libelous or defamatory, (d) will not violate any laws, and (e) do not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, or other components designed to harm or impair the functionality of computers or systems. You waive any rights of publicity, rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that might prevent the Organizer and/or host from using any information you provide in this contest.
  • You agree and covenant that you will not assert, support or authorize any action or claim against Accenture, the School of AI or their affiliates on the basis of your intellectual property rights or moral rights in your submissions.
  • You hereby grant to the Organizer and host and their affiliates a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to feature your entry and use your name and image, and any content, statement, interview or other materials relating to your participation in this contest in connection with the publication, marketing, or promotion (including photos, videos or written materials) of this Hackathon in all media (now known or later developed).
  • By registering for this event you confirm that you are not a person residing in any country embargoed by the United States and/or subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions (including without limitation Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, North Korea and the Crimea region), or any other jurisdiction where the Event is otherwise prohibited, or restricted by applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial or local laws, rules or regulations.  You further confirm that you are not included on the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals (“SDNs”), or its Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (“FSEs”) or included on the European Union or United Nations lists of persons subject to sanctions, restrictive measures or other actions.
  1. Property.
  • You are required to and responsible for bringing your own equipment (such as laptop) necessary to participant in the Hackathon.
  • Organizer will provide Participants datasets for use during and solely for the purpose of participating in the Hackathon. You agree to use the datasets solely for the approved purposes.
  • At its discretion, Organizer and/or Host may provide Participants limited access to equipment, software, and other property (including intellectual property, laptops, materials, and confidential information). You agree that the Organizer and/or Host and/or their licensees, if applicable, retain exclusive ownership of their respective property, including all modifications, improvements and derivative works that you or others create of their respective intellectual property.
  1. Miscellaneous.
  • By registering for this event you confirm that you are not a person residing in any country embargoed by the United States and/or subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions (including without limitation Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, North Korea and the Crimea region), or any other jurisdiction where the Event is otherwise prohibited, or restricted by applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial or local laws, rules or regulations.  You further confirm that you are not included on the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals (“SDNs”), or its Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (“FSEs”) or included on the European Union or United Nations lists of persons subject to sanctions, restrictive measures or other actions.
  • You agree that the Organizer and/or Sponsor may make available, upon request, the names and counties of residence of the prize winners.
  • You agree to indemnify the Organizer and its affiliates, and their employees, officers, and directors against all liabilities, damages, losses, expenses and fees (including attorney fees) relating to any claims or actions by any third party arising out of: (a) your violation of any third party’s rights, or (b) your acts or omissions in the contest.
  • These rules are governed by the laws of the state of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
  • THE ORGANIZER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ORGANIZER, SPONSOR, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR:  (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING ERRORS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE CONTEST; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST OR THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.

FINAL COMMENTS

In addition to the above, participants undertake to observe the following simple rules of conduct:

  • respect the other participants;
  • do not use expressions that incite violence or forms of discrimination, obscenity, or defamation;
  • avoid content that is offensive, vulgar, defamatory, or that violates privacy or is otherwise against applicable law, as well as advertising content or content that concerns political or religious views or other such ideologies;
  • avoid developing applications that are clearly off topic compared to the assigned challenge;
  • do not violate copyrights, trademarks, or other such rights;
  • observe data-protection legislation;
  • do not receive outside assistance by way of e-mail or other forms of messaging.

All judges’ decisions are final.

Innovation

0 to 10 points

  • Did the team come up with a new approach to
    an existing problem?
  • Did the team make creative use of available
    resources?
  • Did the team propose a new challenge in
    healthcare and create a solution?

Technical achievement

0 to 10 points

  • Did the team complete the hack; does it work;
    can it demonstrate seamlessly?
  • While the project doesn’t have to be production
    ready, does the idea come to life?
  • Is the code scalable, maintainable, readable,
    etc?

Application to healthcare problem

0 to 10 points

  • Did the team understand the problem?
  • How does the product relate to healthcare?
  • Is this a product that people want/need?
  • Is this a product that the medical profession can
    benefit from?

Global competition will take apprx 2-3 weeks post event. All entries will be reviewed by Global Judges.

Each local competition will have local judging team and will conclude at the end of the hackathon.

Global Judges

Siraj Raval

Siraj Raval
School of AI

Accenture Leadership

Incepto Leadership

Akarsh Gopal
Aerobotic Twente

Local Area Judges

Contact local area lead or the EventBrite posting for information.

Overview

Congratulations! You are here, joining the Health Hack. Below are the detailed guidelines for submitting your work. Only work that is submitted can be judged.

The section is split into six  topics:

  1. Using GitHub
  2. Make your work easy to install and reproduce
  3. Open Source Your Work
  4. Pitch Your Idea
  5. Have fun!

Ask any of the volunteers at the event and they can help with your submission questions.

1) Using GitHub

All work for the Health Hack must be submitted to a GitHub repository. You have 24 Hours between the creation of your submission repo on GitHub and the last commit. Below you will see examples of how to submit a repo correctly to a GitHub project

Example of a correct repo:

  • Create a repo called after the codename the organizers gave to your team.
  • 13h12 on Saturday: Readme.MD created
  • 13h09 on Sunday: Last Commit

Example of repo that will be disqualified:

  • Use pre-existing GitHub repo
  • 13h12 on Saturday: Readme.MD created
  • 13h13 on Sunday: Last Commit related

Model Weights can be stored somewhere.  We will need to to verify the timestamp of upload and the last modification for the Model Weights

Provide Instructions on how to download the weights must be written in the GitHub repo.

Example of a good Repo is at the following GitHub link:

https://github.com/remiconnesson/sleepy_banach

 

Disclaimer: We will train a model using the process you highlighted in your   submission. If there’s too much discrepancy between your results and ours you will be disqualified.

 

2) Make your work easy to install and Reproduce

Please provide clear instructions on how to run your work so we can judge your work. We recommend the following:

Here are two examples of good installation instructions:

Example of clear instructions:

  1. Start from nvidia-docker for tensorflow with python 3 , image version 18.08
  2. git clone this repo
  3. chmod +x install.sh
  4. ./install.sh
  5. chmod +x train.sh
  6. ./train.sh (should take 10 hours on 1 Tesla P100)

or,

If you happen to work with conda and tensorflow / pytorch latest (1.13 and 1.0 respectively):

  1. Start with a clean pytorch install.
  2. Run conda install <deps>
  3. run pip install <deps>
  4. run ipython
  5. start by working with the following notebooks in order:
  6. Notebook1
  7. Notebook2
  8. Notbook3
  9. Our submission is the results of Notebook 3

Test your instructions. You should be able to install the solution in under 10 mins. Complex instructions will lead either to a reduction in your final score or disqualification.

If you are new to GitHub then we recommend you watch the following two videos:

 

There will also be a lot of people at each site that can help with technical questions regarding how to use GitHub.

Make your results easy to reproduce

We will be retraining your models to verify the results you claim.

Example: if you claim to break SoTA, we should break SoTA too, if you claim a 3% improvement, we should be able to observe a 3% improvement when we train the model on our side.

For reproducibility of the training model.

  • Provide a jupyter notebook showing the steps and strategy used to train your submission model
  • If you are using a script provide the script used for training the final submission + instructions on how to use it.

Try to derandomize the process as much as possible. For instance, if you used a random split for splitting between train and valid sets, you can tell us how you came with such a split (random seed 777 for example) and export the split to a CSV file. so that when we try reproducing your work we don’t come up with a different train / valid set split that might leads to different results.

3) Open Source Your Work

Include an OpenSource license into your project when you submit. You can find guidelines on how to do this at the following site: https://help.github.com/en/articles/adding-a-license-to-a-repository

We are recommending that each project is submitted with the “GNU General Public License 3.0” license.

4) Pitch your idea

Are you ready to apply your “Shark Tank” skills? The final stage of the day is pitching your project to a panel of judges. You will want to keep the following in mind as you pitch your idea:

Those very important pieces of information must be written clearly in your Github Repo’s README.md

example: https://github.com/remiconnesson/sleepy_banach/blob/master/README.md

A) to help with the screening process, write a Tag Line and a brief paragraph about your project and it impacts with maybe one key argument

Example of a good pitch:

Tagline: A new cost-effective way of doing data augmentation for medical images

Paragraph: By doing SuperRandom Technique With exponential Shooting Stars <be succinct and clear> we managed to break SoTA in 10 different categories with off the shelf training strategy and pretrained models. It matters a lot because classical data augmentation strategies don’t produce new realistic samples. (link to articles proving this). For the type of data we trained on, the cost of one real sample is about 25000$ (links to proof), so this strategy can help spark innovation in the medical space and help spread health care in XXX as we will show in detail in our one-page article.

B) Provide a one-page explaining the interest and potential of your impact in detail. Remember the jury will be composed of experts in A.I. applied to HealthCare.

Optional:

  • Provide a video or presentation of your idea
  • Provide case studies, market analysis, deployment strategies etc… Anything that can help show and amplify the potential and demonstrate how serious you are about making the world a better place and how your submission is grounded into reality.

Remember, A & B are mandatory to be qualified. C & D even though options, will be probably instrumental in picking the global winners.

Disclaimer: All of these resources must have been created during the 25 hours period of the hackathon and available from GitHub. Resources submitted after the hackathon won’t be forwarded to the jury and therefore not included.

 

5) Have Fun ?

It’s an exciting time to be alive, and you are already at the forefront of AI revolution

Results

  • After the 24 hours, your team will have 30 to 60 bonus minutes (depending on local schedule) to finalize presentation
  • Each team will present to the local judges (4 minutes with 2 minutes of Q&A)
  • Local area winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event

Development Environment

You can use any of the major platform providers for concept development. This is  to be covered under your own expense.

As part of the event, we are providing vouchers to use AWS platform. If you choose to use AWS, follow this document for information on how to setup an AWS account prior to joining the Hackathon. View document

  • Credits will be handed out by the dean at the beginning of the event
  • Credit voucher will be issued to a team of 5 in the given denomination.
  • AWS allows you to create an overarching account and assign sub-accounts to it. Here is an example:
    • Root – Team Matt (Matt’s account) -> you apply $25 credits to Matt’s account
      • Siraj (linked to Team Matt account)
      • Karthik (linked to Team Matt account)
      • Monika (linked to Team Matt account)
      • Alicia (linked to Team Matt account)

Participants in Accenture locations

Please bring your photo ID to be allowed into the office by the building  security team.

Accenture workplace security requires all visitors to sign, Non-Disclosure Agreement. Document can be found here.

Emergency Contacts

Karthik Naga (+65 8599 4562) – contact thought What’s App

Careers

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The leader building the data, business intelligence, and analytics structure that’ll fuel digital transformations for some of our biggest clients. You’ve built blueprints like this before, so you catch on fast. And with your experience, you’ve got great ideas. You know how to shape and sell programs that really fit our clients’ needs, like analytics vision and strategy or operating models and talent strategy. Speaking of clients, you can’t wait to guide them towards strength and sustainability. And back in the office, when it comes to how we work, what we ship, and how we talk about it to the world?

The work:

  • Use your serious analytics smarts for insights, recommendations, data formulation, and exploratory data analysis, as well as tasks like dashboarding and tool development
  • Show clients the way as you lead them through data, business intelligence, and analytics projects
  • Build brand-new ways to deliver things like analytics strategy (including roadmaps and maturity assessments), commercial analytics, consumer analytics, campaign management, and digital marketing analytics
  • Be the big boss of a spread-out analytics team, set up systems that let people do great/fast work, and project manage when you need to
  • Lead by example and help your team become lifelong learners: find new chances to soak up info, set up knowledge shares, and store it all in a mini-library so everyone can enjoy

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