Teens in AI Hackathon with Deepmind, Founders4Schools & CogX - Are you in?

London Tech Week Hack

To celebrate London Tech Week , Founders4Schools, Teens in AI and CogX are running a Teens in AI Hackathon supported by the biggest brains in AI such as Deepmind & The Alan Turing Institute.

We are on a mission to inspire underrepresented young people across London to explore AI and use it to help the UN achieve its Sustainable Development Goals

Would you join us to inspire young people to become future technologists, innovators and thought leaders in Artificial Intelligence?

STEP 1: Sign up on Founders4Schools platform

STEP 2: You will receive an invitation to attend a mentoring session by a school via Founders4Schools platform.

STEP 3: Attend an event between 10-24 May. A school teacher will send you details about the event and your role in it.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Hear from a mentor...

“Being a Mentor at the #girlsinAI hackathon, meant being there to support and accompany the girls through a very intense weekend where they had to work collaboratively and think creatively with a group of girls they had never met before.

Our role as mentors is to remind them to make the most out of the experience, reminding them to have fun, but at the same time, encourage them to work to their fullest potential. We are there to make sure that the team dynamics are positive and that everyone is involved. It was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.”

Check out this video for inspiration

Who We Are Looking For:

TECH MENTORS

AI/ML developers. Any stack is suitable, but an appreciation of data science and machine learning is a bonus.

Teens usually have mixed experiences of coding - from none to expert. We do not expect you to code for them, but rather guide them.

At Teens in AI we are technology agnostic - our toolkit contains tools from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel and what not - you are welcome to introduce them to the tools you like, as long as it helps them achieve the end goal: build an MVP that works and demoable.

Please check this Hackathon Guide for more info on Challenges, Resources, Data Sets etc

When we need you:
Please check with the school you signed up to volunteer at

DESIGN THINKERS

If you have knowledge of human-centered AI, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI), we need you.

In this role you will guide young participants in the design thinking processes following and during a workshop and help them choose the best prototyping tools for their product.

No code will be developed until a problem is researched and fully understood and your role would be to help them to agree on the challenge, define a clear problem by research and discussions and do market research to validate/invalidate assumptions.

Please check this Hackathon Guide for more info on Challenges, Resources, Data Sets etc

When we need you:
Please check with the school you signed up to volunteer at

ETHICISTS

Ethicsis important and should be taught alongside coding and computer science at school and at Uni - let's teach our kids how to develop code responsibly, shall we? And let's make sure the technology is only harnessed and used as a force for good.

Please check this Hackathon Guide for more info on Challenges, Resources, Data Sets etc

When we need you:
Please check with the school you signed up to volunteer at

ENTREPRENEURS

Some knowledge of business models, pitching and marketing - your expertise will be vital throughout the building process, particularly when teams will be finalising their pitch decks to post on Devpost for Round 1 judging (deadline 24 May) and getting ready for the demo and presentation in front of judges at Cogx2019 on 12 June.

Please check this Hackathon Guide for more info on Challenges, Resources, Data Sets etc

When we need you:
Please check with the school you signed up to volunteer at

More info on the competition: http://bit.ly/teensinaicogx

Hackathon Guide: https://teensinai.com/hackathon-guide/

Sign up as Mentor here: https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/partners/teensinai/leader/

Join the Slack channel to help remotely: http://bit.ly/teensinaimentor