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TEENS IN AI – 2023 GLOBAL HACKATHON

Inspiring the next generation of data and AI talent to shape the world of tomorrow.

Changing the world with AI

Millions of talents are still deprived of opportunities to build their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in particular. Gender, cultural and social inequalities are more pronounced in disruptive tech skills required in emerging fields like AI and robotics. While AI is shaping the world, we need to think about who will shape AI.

We strongly believe that diverse and inclusive teams lead to a more inclusive tech design, drive fairness in AI systems, and reduce algorithmic biases. And as a global IT services organization, we are fully engaged in this cause, and are actively contributing to fostering diversity of minds in data and AI to prevent bias.

Continuing to partner with teens in AI to empower the next-generation of data and AI talent

Empowering our talent to help contribute to our mission for an inclusive future in data and AI is a key focus. That ‘s why we are proud to be a Platinum Partner for Teens In AI, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire teens to explore a future in tech and AI through collaborative, hands-on learning experiences.

Teens in AI aims to give young people early exposure to AI being developed and deployed for social good. We partner with Teens in AI by providing mentors, judges, and insights to the participating teams across the world.

“Diversity in AI should not be a number to be reached. It is way more than a matter of fundamental equity; it is also a powerful lever of value creation. The entire underrepresented population must be part of the change that AI is creating. And this starts from a very early age. By partnering with Teens in AI, we aim to create this positive impact and ensure that AI is in the hands of everybody,”

Anne-Laure Thibaud, EVP, Data & AI Group Offer Leader.

“The disparities relating to diversity and representation that currently exist within the AI and tech industries need to be addressed to ensure that the future of these industries is representative of the people who use them and do not perpetuate the clear biases we still see today. This is why our goal is to bring the skills to teens from all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders early on, exposing them to the capabilities for social good that technology has to offer. There is no better time than right now to #EmbraceEquity.”

Elena Sinel, Teens in AI CEO.

2022 Global Hackathon

Spring Event – International Women’s Day 2022

We also participated in the International Women’s Day 2022 Global Hackathon (#IWDHack2022), an initiative that aligns with our goal to educate next-generation talent. The Hackathon focused on solving a real-world challenge using AI aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Learnings from the participants 

  • Participants learned how AI works – and why it matters
  • How to develop code responsibly
  • How to pitch products to an expert panel of judges etc

Teens In AI

2022 Virtual panel

Summer Event – AI4Good Summer Incubator 2022

In August 2022, Teens in AI welcomed teens aged 12-18 to the ‘AI4Good Incubator’, where participants tackled a real-life problem inspired by the UN’s Social Development GoalsThe participating teens had to come up with solutions, while learning lean startup methods, coding, and the principles of responsible AI – all in one intensive week-long program.

Capgemini proposed for the #AI4Good Incubator hackathon the following question: “How might we help the citizens have a better knowledge of the carbon footprint of the brands they are consuming?”

Watch the finalists and their presentations on Demo Day:

Our participating judges, mentors, and speakers

Judges

Vincent de Montalivet Global AI Sustainability Leader at Capgemini

Vincent was a judge and speaker at the Virtual Global Demo Day – Final.

Pierre-Adrien Hanania  Global Offer Leader – Data & AI in Public Sector at Capgemini

Pierre-Adrien was a judge at the Virtual Global Demo Day – Final.

Mentors

Sravan Kumar Borra

ML Engineer at Capgemini

Sandeep Sharma

Lead Data Scientist at Capgemini

Roosa Säntti

Head of Insights & Data Finland at Capgemini

Kathiravan Manoharan

Regional Leader at Capgemini

Arti Nokhai

Data & AI for Financial Services Lead NL

Arijit Das

Director Data Sciences and Artifical Intelligence at Capgemini

Daniel Kühlwein

Managing Data Scientist, Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence, PhD.

Pierre-Adrien Hanania

Global Offer Leader – Data & AI in Public Sector at Capgemini

Speakers

Opening keynote speakers for the virtual panel which took place on Tuesday, 8th March, 2022:

Padmashree Shagrithaya

Head of AI, Analytics & Data Science, Capgemini 

Anne-Laure Thieullent

Data and AI Group Offer Leader, Capgemini

Rajashree Das

Chief Architect (Insights & Data), Custodian of “Women in Delivery” for Global Architecture Community, Capgemini

Expert perspectives

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Inside stories

Data-powered Innovation Review

Inspired by how a vast majority of technology-driven innovation seems to revolve around data, analytics, and artificial intelligence, we are happy to share the Data-powered Innovation Review, a magazine with articles crafted by Capgemini experts, together with technology partners and analysts.

Data-powered Innovation Review | Wave 5

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