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Hackathon for Dubai students aims to spur on AI interest

Hackathon for Dubai students aims to spur on AI interest

The 3-day hackathon will challenge high school students, in teams of 2-4, to design functional projects using AI technologies to help their peers and community

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A group of students from Dubai College is preparing to host the UAE InnovAIte Hackathon, which will run from March 1-3 2024 at DIFC. 

In partnership with the UAE National Programme for Coders, the 3-day hackathon will challenge high school students, in teams of 2-4, to design functional projects using AI technologies to help their peers and community. Registrations for the hackathon are open, free-of-charge, and can be done via www.uae-innovaite.com/registration.

Students will also take part in a series of activities, including brief presentations and collaborative coding sessions, culminating in the selection of winning solutions on the final day of the event.

It’s hoped that the event will encourage students to explore AI technologies and their potential applications.

“This competition was created as a way to promote students, especially from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, to delve into the emerging field of AI headfirst and start creating projects that positively impact the community around them,” says the team from UAE InnovAIte Hackathon.

Sponsors such as Emirates NBD, Hale, and DIFC have also contributed to a prize pool totaling over Dhs10,000.

The hackathon further aims to showcase how the use of AI does not require steep learning curves in order for developers to spin up new apps.

It will also focus on how with the use of specific tools, students can create AI-focused solutions.


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