ICC 9th Edition brings up a new challenge!

A 9-day AI SUPER HACKATHON to transform your ideas into prototypes!

 

ICC'2020 Final Result

Ideark Awards go to

1. soundmap-1.jpg SOUNDMAP: is a smart wearable device, strapped around the chest, and equipped with a camera, able to provide real-time information on the surrounding environment of a person through Audio Augmented Reality. Similarly to the way we easily identify the position of whistling birds, we aim to scan in real-time the surrounding environment and produce directional sounds (through audio AR) in the earphones connected to the device. End-users would, therefore, be able to map and understand their environment.


2. g-express.jpg G'EXPRESS: short for Gesture Express, aims to bridge the gap between online teaching platform and user’s gesture expression, in order to bring more natural interaction during video communication. With the help of computer vision and deep learning, teacher and student’s gestures will be enhanced by triggering emoji, sound or animation in real-time video stream.




3. deep-image-priors.jpg DEEP IMAGE PRIORS: In this project, the team takes on a crucial question: can today's machine learning programs be trusted not to be fooled by ill-intentioned actors and algorithms? The team focuses on identifying ways to discriminate edited and tampered images from real ones, in order to tackle trust and reliability issues with current and future automated computer vision based applications which often have critical real-world consequences.



Special HealthTech Award by Groupe Mutuel go to

1. sound-map.jpg SOUNDMAP: is a smart wearable device, strapped around the chest, and equipped with a camera, able to provide real-time information on the surrounding environment of a person through Audio Augmented Reality. Similarly to the way we easily identify the position of whistling birds, we aim to scan in real-time the surrounding environment and produce directional sounds (through audio AR) in the earphones connected to the device. End-users would, therefore, be able to map and understand their environment.


2. cmir.jpg CMIR: In the medical field, images are produced in ever increasing quantities and used for diagnostics and therapy. Content–based handling of medical images could improve the process of clinical decision–making and the integration of content-based access methods into Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have already been created. Pushing this idea to built a human-centered AI system could bring advances in diagnostics, teaching and research.



3. triage.jpg TRIAGE: The system for triage and prioritizing care in the medical emergency mostly follows the Manchester protocol, which organizes the patient service queues for medical care. Still, it can reverse priorities and put people's lives at risk. Therefore, we are proposing a new AI-based triage system that considers individual factors such as medical history, disease evolution from exams, genetics, real-time vital signs coming from wearables, besides contextual factors like local legislation, health plan, and age.

 

 

 

 

 




10 Selected projects
For the ICC'2020 we have selected 10 projects out of 19.

Click here for brief descriptions

Sound Map
Sound Map is a smart wearable device, strapped around the chest, and equipped with a camera, able to provide real-time information on the surrounding environment of a person through Audio Augmented Reality. Similarly to the way we easily identify the position of whistling birds, we aim to scan in real-time the surrounding environment and produce directional sounds (through audio AR) in the earphones connected to the device. End-users would, therefore, be able to map and understand their environment.

AutoMinutes
We aim to automate the creation of meeting minutes for online conferences. AutoMinutes will use machine learning techniques such speech-to-text, diarization and text summarization.

G’express
G’express, short for Gesture Express, aims to bridge the gap between online teaching platform and user’s gesture expression, in order to bring more natural interaction during video communication. With the help of computer vision and deep learning, teacher and student’s gestures will be enhanced by triggering emoji, sound or animation in real-time video stream.

Facedapter
Facedapter is a bridge technology for facial recognition systems that matches 3D and any infrared based images to 2D images found on passport, ID or database.

Abalance
Created by a team of chess and go passionate individuals, Went.ai has the ambition to re-visit the place that artificial intelligence holds in the realm of abstract strategy. This original creation, proposing innovative game mechanics, involves two players battling each other in a turn based setting, while integrating Human-Ai collaboration directly in its gameplay concepts.

Movement Coach
With our Movement Coach App, which is based on Pose Estimation, we allow the user to compare his movements against other master movements. These master movements can be extracted from sources like YouTube or recorded videos of experts. This allows the user to have an interactive learning experience without the need for a coach.

Deep Image Priors
In this project, the team takes on a crucial question: can today's machine learning programs be trusted not to be fooled by ill-intentioned actors and algorithms? The team focuses on identifying ways to discriminate edited and tampered images from real ones, in order to tackle trust and reliability issues with current and future automated computer vision based applications which often have critical real-world consequences.

CMIR
In the medical field, images are produced in ever increasing quantities and used for diagnostics and therapy. Content–based handling of medical images could improve the process of clinical decision–making and the integration of content-based access methods into Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have already been created. Pushing this idea to built a human-centered AI system could bring advances in diagnostics, teaching and research.

Homemade
Homemade is an app which assists you in the process of cooking at home and generating awareness around it. It’s features are centered around suggesting recipes that are diverse and customized according to the user's tastes and restrictions, apart from showing data about your consumption and eating habits.

trIAge
The system for triage and prioritizing care in the medical emergency mostly follows the Manchester protocol, which organizes the patient service queues for medical care. Still, it can reverse priorities and put people's lives at risk. Therefore, we are proposing a new AI-based triage system that considers individual factors such as medical history, disease evolution from exams, genetics, real-time vital signs coming from wearables, besides contextual factors like local legislation, health plan, and age.

 


Given the current health crisis related to COVID-19, the hackathon will take place both on-site at Idiap Research Institue and online via the portal DevPost: The home for hackathons.

 


Total cash prize up to CHF 20K

 


WHY AN AI SUPER HACKATHON?

Why AI ?
Today, AI is one of the most active and promising application domain in the computer science field. Thanks to data analysis, it can help us face many challenges in our society, such as in healthcare, or environmental issues.

The ICC takes place in the heart of the Idiap Research Institute, one of the most active independent research center in AI and information technology. Its activities encompass research, training, and technology transfer activities following a common vision: Artificial Intelligence for Society.

Why SUPER ?
Take part in one of the most intense hackathon ever held in the field of AI.

While other regular hackathons last only a few days, our AI Super Hackathon offers 9 days of intense development on-site. You will go further and deeper in your achievement to create a working demo or prototype of your idea.

Only the best ideas are selected and get the chance to participate in this challenge.

 

 



Our mission

The International Create Challenge provides the perfect place and resources to drive ideas into prototypes and demonstrators, offering attractive prizes as well as advice and support from technology and AI experts.

 



WHAT YOUR TEAM NEEDS

Motivation, creativity, team spirit, technical development & AI skills.

 



How it works

During the 9 days of intensive development, selected teams will work on-site and get access to:
networking opportunities, office space, AI-experts, visibility, refundable living costs and a unique hackathon experience in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Selection process:


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


Teams creation- Teams creation will take place in the portal DevPost


Project proposal submission is now closed



The program is FREE for the selected participants and the accommodation, breakfast and dinner are refundable.

 



HealthTech Innovators Award by logo-groupe_mutuel.png

 

The leading Swiss Insurer Groupe Mutuel are providing The HealthTech Innovators Award.

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For its 2020 edition, ICC partnered again with the Groupe Mutuel, a leading health insurer in Switzerland. Groupe Mutuel is at the crossroads of two changing industries which will be strongly impacted by Artificial Intelligence : Health and Insurance.
Therefore, Groupe Mutuel is looking for teams and projects focusing on « AI for Health and Insurance »


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Jury & Partners The ICC'2020 jury & partners are composed of international experts from the eligible research and technology areas as well as the entrepreneurial domain.

Click here to see the jury & partners panel

Idiap Research Institute

Prof. Hervé Bourlard (Idiap Research Institute)

Professor Hervé Bourlard is Director of the Idiap Research Institute, a not-for-profit research institute affiliated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Geneva. He is also a professor at EPFL and Director of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Interactive Multimodal Information Management (IM2). He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, and manages several large collaborative European Union projects. His current interests include statistical pattern classification, signal processing, multi-channel processing, artificial neural networks, and applied mathematics, with applications to speech and speaker recognition, language modeling, and multimodal interaction. He also initiated several start-up companies, and is the recipient of a few prestigious entrepreneurship awards.

Idiap Research Institute

Dr. François Foglia (Idiap Research Institute, Ideark representative)

François is Deputy Director at Idiap Research Institute, Director ad-interim of Ideark SA, company which encourages the creation of start-ups and facilitates the development of business opportunities related to the management of multimedia information and man-machine interfaces and President of the AIM2 association. Involved in several start-ups as board member, François has a long experience in managing scientific projects and start-up ventures. François is the initiator and organizer of the ICC'2012.

Joël Rossier

Mr. Joël Rossier (TheArk)

Joël is currently innovation project manager for The Ark. He holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from EPFL and worked for several years on diverse projects involving academic institutes and private companies, essentially on hardware acceleration, bio-informatics and biometrics. In his current position, he helps bridging the gap in between academic ideas and commercial products, and promotes innovation through The Ark processes.

Laurent Bischof

Laurent Bischof (Eurofin Ventures)

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Laurent Bischof has worked for Mr. Armand Lombard, Private Banker, to develop a network of business angels dedicated to early stage investment. He then managed the operations of a Biotech before joining Bisange, an investment consulting company, as partner. He participated also to the launch of an Investment vehicle in Luxemburg, which had as objective to invest in young companies in Europe with a multi-sector approach. He serves today in several start-up boards and acts as COO of Eurofin Ventures SA. He has over 10 years experience in the Private Equity field.

Jasmine Abarca-Golay

Jasmine Abarca-Golay (InnoPark Genève)

Jasmine Abarca-Golay is Director of InnoPark Center Geneva. InnoPark is a Federal program supported by SECO (Secretariat d’Etat à l’Economie). Lending expertise to entrepreneurs for project management in a variety of fields, by qualified professionals who are available on the job market.

Daniel Rüfle

Daniel Rüfle (CimArk)

The company CimArk helps SMEs to improve their competitiveness and provides professional support for start-up companies. By drawing on a vast network of excellence encompassing regional, national and international partners, CimArk offers proactive support not only in consolidating your current position, but more particularly in developing potential areas of new business. Positioned between AR&D and the companies, CimArk possesses established industrial experience in the use of specific tools and in active monitoring of the market. CimArk, formerly Cimtec, was founded in 1991. It consists of a team of 22 engineers and economists.

Patrick Biro

Patrick Biro (Program Manager Venture Kick)

After having studied micro-engineering at EPFL, Patrick worked 3 years in the space sector as sales engineer responsible for large proposals management, contract negotiation and business development. To challenge his entrepreneurial skills, Patrick joined a Web startup based in Madrid which objective was to develop an online recruitment platform for students and graduates. He worked there one year and half as head of product and also part of the founding team. Wishing to move back to Switzerland, Patrick joined IFJ AG as Program Manager for the Venture Kick program since August 2016.

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Prof. Stéphane Marchand-Maillet (Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Geneva)

Prof. Stéphane Marchand-Maillet is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he leads the Viper group. His research is directed towards large-scale, high-dimensional distributed machine learning and information mining and indexing, with applications to data modelling and prediction. He has authored, co-authored or edited a number of publications on these topics. He and his group are part of several national and European and international projects in the domain. He is Senior PC Member of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI, one of the oldest established conferences in AI). He was general co-chair of the International Conference of the ACM-SIG on Information Retrieval in 2010 (ACM-SIGIR 2010) and general co-chair of the 16th IEEE Conference in Business Informatics in 2014 (IEEE-CBI 2014).

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Nicolas Loeillot (Chief Innovation Officer, Groupe Mutuel)

Nicolas Loeillot has been an entrepreneur in Artificial Intelligence for the last 20 years.

After years at Accenture R&D, he founded a computer vision company in Japan in 2003 that he sold to a GAFA in 2017.

He pioneered in cloud-based deep learning solutions and served thousands of Fortune 500 clients with innovative A.I. solutions. Nicolas Loeillot also owns patents in the human-machine interaction realm.

In 2018, Nicolas Loeillot joined Groupe Mutuel to organize their innovation strategy, accelerate deployments of A.I. and craft a data-driven future.

Since 2010, he also runs the Tokyo Interaction Center, a private incubator in central Tokyo, focused on very early stage deep technologies.

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Gilles Burnier (Senior Business Engineer and Innovation Coach, Groupe Mutuel)

Gilles Burnier is a trained telecom engineer and holder of a MAS in quality, innovation and strategic management.

Before joining the Groupe Mutuel, he participated to the foundation of an IT startup and worked for one of the biggest European industrial companies where he could collaborate on many patent deposits.

His current activities are mainly related to business engineering and innovation with a focus set on delivering efficient, cost-effective and ideally disruptive solutions to complex issues.

He has a very broad and deep knowledge of the the Swiss health environnement and business and is thrilled to participate, as an active member of the core-team, to the definition of the new SHIP (Swiss Health Information Processing) standard and to the shaping of what he hopes will be the future of health insurance industry in Switzerland.

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Christophe Saam (Fondateur et CEO P&TS SA.)

Christophe Saam has a degree in electronic engineering from the EPFL, (The Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, Lausanne), and a degree in European patent litigation from the University of Strasbourg. He is a Swiss patent attorney and was admitted as European Patent Attorney with the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Nadine Reichenthal (Expert in business processes and management of international projects)

Focus on Entrepreneurship! Teach, train and coach entrepreneurs. International Board Member & Keynote Speaker

- Teach,Train and Coach in Entrepreneurship Teeanagers, Students, Startups and SME's in Switzerland , Africa and Asia.
- Cultivate a wide range of knowledge around Entrepreneurial Scene and Startups Resources in Switzerland and abroad.
-Specific focus on Women Empowerment with dedicated training and initiatives around the globe.

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Gaspard Couchepin (Attorney-at-law admitted to the bar)

Doctor of Law (Ph.D.), Gaspard Couchepin is an attorney-at-law as well as a notary, and one of the partners of MCE Avocats.

 


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