AI Commons Health & Wellbeing Hackathon


The Al Commons Project is a proof of concept of a new methodology of developing Artificial Intelligence solutions that allows anyone, anywhere to benefit from the possibilities that Al can provide. The project aims to increase/improve the accessibility, reproducibility, contextualization and enhancement of Artificial Intelligence solutions globally and especially especially in emerging markets.

The project aims to demonstrate how global communities of Al experts can learn and co-create mutually beneficial solutions with the opportunity for cross-county incremental enhancement.

The AI Commons Health & Wellbeing Hackathon is an online competition for Al experts, health workers, academic researchers, health tech organizations, students and any other interested party with ground breaking and innovative working prototypes, models or solutions driven by Artificial Intelligence and can solve identified local health problems or improve identify existing Artificial Intelligence health solutions in Nigeria.

How to Participate

1st Step: Team up & Apply

Apply to be part of the Hackathon Here:

Comply with the selection criteria by creating a quality team that has the following attributes:

Diverse team with members from different relevant backgrounds.

Skills and competence to take up the challenge Past experience in solving similar problems or competing in similar Hackathons A Understanding of the problem space.

2nd Step: Selection and Mandatory Live Briefing Session

If selected, you will be invited to attend a mandatory live briefing session, where more details of the hackathon will be shared and you can ask questions to gain more clarity about the challenge.

Note: Any team that fails to attend the briefing session will automatically be disqualified and replaced with another team.

3rd Step: Assignment of Mentors/Experts

Problem owners and stakeholders (these are individuals/professionals who have personal experience of the problem or are involved in the development/advocacy of a solution) will be assigned to each team to evaluate your ongoing work on the 3rd- 10th of August, 2020 and provide necessary support and guidance before the final submission of your solution and documentation on the 16th of August, 2020.

4th Step: Submission of Entries

Choose one of the following two available tracks that will be explained at the briefing session to submit your entries in:

Improvement of identified solutions: a link to all the identified solutions will be sent to you,

Providing solutions to any problem statements: we have 20 problem statements contributed by experts categorized evenly into 10 segments (2 problem statements per segment). For inspiration, each problem statements also comes along with possible Al solutions. The documentation will be shared with you.

Ensure to submit your prototype or solution, codes, data, video and other supporting documents in the required format that will be disclosed during the briefing session, on or before the close of submission of entries on the 16th of August, 2020 by 11:59 pm West African Time (WAT).

Prizes & Awards

1st place: $4,000

2nd place: $3,000

3rd place: $2,000

Hackathon Guidelines

  • Definitions:

“Data Science Nigeria”, “Al Commons”, “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Project Initiators and “you” while “yourself” refers to the Hackathon participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any minor or under-aged Hackathon entrant. By entering you agree to be bound by these rules.

2. Application/Entry Periods:

Application for the Online Hackathon starts on the 13th of July, 2020 and closes on the 19th of July, 2020 by 11:59 pm West Africa Time (WAT).

After selection of participants, entries for working prototype/solution opens on the 27th of July, 2020 and closes on the 16th of August, 2020 by 11:59 pm West Africa Time

3. Eligibility:

To participate, you must be 18 years of age or have the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

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