AI Chatbot for Well-being: Hackathon Guidelines

AI Chatbot for Well-being: Hackathon Guidelines

Hackathon Raptors

📝 Case Description

The objective is to create a chatbot utilizing AI technologies. This chatbot should provide mental and moral support to users, answer their personal questions, and adapt its communication style to the user’s mood to maintain engaging dialogues. The bot must be designed for long-term user interactions, including collecting, storing, and utilizing user data.

The primary audience consists of individuals facing challenges with their emotional and mental well-being who may find it difficult to confide in others due to time constraints, embarrassment, or other barriers. This project aims to offer a safe space for users to express their feelings, seek advice, and receive support.

Important Note: Our rules and criteria feature an ethics section highlighting chatbot interactions' non-medical nature. While these projects should support users, they must NOT diagnose serious mental disorders. However, participants are encouraged to use AI to analyze user communications and identify anomalies, referencing open methodologies and research in mental health, such as the Beck Depression Inventory.

📎 Submission Components

1. Presentation. Share a link to a presentation that outlines the developed project. The presentation must include specific sections. A template for the presentation will be provided.

2. Code Repository. Provide a link to the repository created during the Hackathon, which contains the project's source code. An installation guide in the file is mandatory.

3. Demo Video. Submit a link to a video demonstrating the bot's functionality. The video must not exceed 2 minutes in length.

Link for submissions will be provided.

🔍 Evaluation Criteria

Your solutions will be assessed according to the following criterias:

  • Relevance to the task: how well the project corresponds to the task and refers to mental wellness resources.
  • Innovative problem-solving: the project's originality in approach, especially in how AI and machine learning navigate the nuances of mental wellness support.
  • App adaptability and accessibility: the quality of user experience and how well the project considers different personal needs (languages support, accessibility features etc).
  • Context awareness and empathetic interaction: the chatbot’s ability to provide contextually appropriate and empathetic responses.
  • Continuous engagement and support: the chatbot's ability to maintain user engagement over time, encouraging continuous support and follow-up.
  • Code quality: the readability and clearness of the source code and well-formed repository
  • Security and privacy assurance: the project's adherence to data security and privacy practices.
  • Architecture scalability: the project must support growth and expansion without compromising performance or user experience.
  • Presentation and Demo Video clearness: how well the submission components are prepared and the information about the project is clearly and logically presented. 

Be sure to highlight how well your projects relate to these criterias in your presentations.

🕓 Timeline

  • Hackathon Kickstart: 27.06.2024 18:00 (UTC)
  • Submission Deadline: 30.06.2024 15:00 (UTC)
  • Announcement of Winners: 07.07.2024 12:00 (UTC)

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