Politician AI Hackathon

Date and Time

Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 9:30 AM – Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 6:00 PM BST

Location

Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

Description

This summer, The Fourth Group will host a Politician AI Hackathon to see how we can automate tasks politicians are expected to do. These tasks include: Understanding voters’ preferences; writing speeches; making strategic decisions in regards to policy proposals, and; addressing problems faced by constituents.

To give you an idea of what we’re thinking, check out this TEDx Talk, “Can we replace politicians with machines?”

We’re looking for people with experience in politics, data analytics, machine-learning, software development, and UX/UI/graphic design.

Speakers

  • Robert Khan, Director of Public Affairs, Law Society
  • Oliver Coppard, Political Campaigner
  • Dr Mark Esposito, Harvard University

Mentors

  • Eva Maria Olbers, Startup Growth Manager, Microsoft
  • Jade Leung, Project Manager, Rhodes AI Lab
  • Kirsty Styles, Talent & Skills Lead, Tech North

Prizes

$250 Amazon vouchers for the winner plus a mentoring session with Google DeepMind.

Judges

  • Ed Saperia, Founder, Newspeak House
  • Freddie Fforde, Entrepreneur in Residence, Entrepreneur First
  • Timothy Barnes, Chief Executive, Rain Gods

Tickets

There are 60 places on the Hackathon. Tickets cost £10 and this will be used to cover refreshments and snacks throughout the weekend. As a gift, every attendee gets a free .tech domain name too!

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 23:59 BST, Wednesday 19 July, 2017.

We will inform you of the results on Thursday 20 July. If successful, we will send you the registration form to secure your tickets.

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Agenda

Day 1: Saturday July 22nd, 2017

9.30 – 10.00: Arrivals and Registration

10.00 – 10.15: Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10.30 – 11.15: Speakers (3-5min each) & Panel

11.15 – 12.00: Idea Sharing & Group Forming

12.00 – 13.00: Begin Hacking

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 16.30: Hack Time

16.30 – 18.30: Mentoring Sessions

18.30 – 19.05: Project Lightning Talks

18.00 – 23.00: Hack Time

Day 2: Sunday, July 22nd, 2017

10.00 – 10.15: Debriefing and Intro

10.15 – 13.00:  Hack Time

12.00 – 14.00: Mentoring Sessions

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 16.00:  Hack Time

16.00 – 18.00: Demos & Winner’s Announcement

18.00: Departures

Sponsored by .tech domains

Supported by CognitionX

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