- Artificial intelligence for inclusive education hackathon
Why this hackathon?
Art 26.1 – Everyone has the right to education.
Everyone has the right to education, but that right is too often challenged: by restricted access to knowledge or learning environment; by social stigma; by the lack of specific training of education professional in face of inclusion problematics; by unsuitable materials designed with a fictional perfectly average individual in mind.
The aim of this event is to support existing initiatives for inclusive education, and create new ones, using artificial intelligence methods that are empowering us to find, transform and analyse information in new or more efficient ways.
Ability of machines to performs tasks usually associated to intelligent beings, in particular tasks linked to problems for which the solution cannot be written as a sequence of clear algorithmic instructions.
The means, processes and results of the development of physical, intellectual and moral abilities.
Commitment to treat all individuals fairly and equally, independently of their identity (religious, gender, racial, cultural, sexual, …) and capabilities (disabilities, access to transportation or the Internet, …).
Who can participate
Artificial intelligence programmers/students
Teachers, mentors, and other education professionals/students
Inclusion, insertion and inclusivity professionals/students
Anyone wishing for a more inclusive education!
What is going to happen?
We are selecting challenges with impact and goals achievable over the weekend. See below for a list of the projects. All the challenges will be presented by their project leader at the beginning of the weekend so you can pick one.
Friday evening will be about discovering the challenges and splitting up in teams.
Each challenge will have its project leader: the person who proposed the challenge and will ensure the work of the weekend is capitalised on afterwards. They will also have an idea of the skills most needed for their challenge. But they are not the boss! Once the team is formed, everyone is on an equal footing for the weekend.
You will have time to chat with the other participants and project leaders, to find a team that shares your expectations for the weekend.
Creation and prototyping
Saturday and Sunday morning will be about brainstorming, prototyping, coding, sketching, testing, … What matters is not to actually meet the goals of the challenge, but to move the project forward, learn and enjoy yourself.
For some it will be planning out a mobile app, for others running a machine learning algorithm, gathering resources for a database, or maybe hacking a chatbot into a learning guide.
Mentors and other resources
Project leaders should provide the data needed for their challenge. If some challenges need special resources, like access to a fablab or a specific software, we will arrange for it in advance with the project leader.
In addition to this, to help you during the weekend, several mentors will be present, from the various fields tackled by the challenges. If you feel stuck or need the advice from an expert, they will be the go-to persons!
Sunday afternoon, the time to share your progress over the weekend. No pressure! This is not a competition: you are the one to decide if your are happy with your work, as an individual and as a team. So share your successes and faillures and celebrate the weekend creation process!
No matter how many goals you met, the project leader of your challenge will most certainly go home with much to work on! Depending on the challenge, they might offer you some concrete token of recognition, an Open Badge or a letter of participation for example.
Projects and mentors
A tool to share learning contents with precise qualification in a global learning network
Emotional adaptative e-learning
Detect emotions in online learning and design the response of the learning platform to emotions
Chatbot for teachers collaboration in specialised education
A chatbot to gather, compile, and share pieces of advice from special education needs teachers on the inclusion of disabled pupils
Voice recognition and exercice recommendation for children oralisation orthophonic training
Class notebook for Ava
Gather voice transcription texts from Ava captioning app into class notes that can be shared
Adaptative formatting for dys- in e-learning
Detect learning disabilities from exchanges and format e-learning content to fit the user on the Skillogs platform
Use context to power up translation in e-learning for international exchanges
Entrepeneur for a better world / Data scientist
#Algorithmic #AI #Python #MachineLearning (supervised and unsupervised classification) #NaturalLanguageProcessing #Chatbots
Experienced Artificial Intelligence Specialist with a demonstrated history of working as a Researcher, a Teacher and a Lawyer in the information technology, and services industry. Skilled in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Data Law, Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, Python and R.
Special needs teacher, pedagogical councillor in charge of adaptation and schooling of disabled pupils
Student-researcher @CRI/Paris Descartes/Synlab #Inclusion #EducationTransition #EducationalDigital
Alternatives experimentator, convinced that everything made without us will never solve problems
#CitizenEmpowerment #ParticipativeMedia #PsychologicalIssues #Cooperation #Social&SolidarityEconomy
Code of conduct
The main entrance, elevators and floor of the event are accessible to wheelchair and scooter users. The transit spaces will be delimited and participants will be asked not to station in them so everyone can move around freely.
The event is bilingual: all presentations will be translated in French and English and team leaders will indicate what languages they can work in.
All presentations will be captioned using the Ava app. The app will be available to deaf and hard-of-hearing participants during the event, to caption group discussions.
Eating and drinking
Vegetarian meals and snacks will be provided during the event. We will do our best to take into account special dietary needs specified at registration.
To keep the event safe for everyone, alcohol will not be permitted.
A dedicated quiet room will be present at the venue. You will find some bean bags there to rest.
We are not providing specific sleeping space on-site.
Car and house-pooling
We will facilitate carpooling and hosting by local participants in order to reduce the costs of participating in the event for people living outside Paris.
Children are welcome. The older ones will be able to join in on the fun by being part of a team. A day-care will be available for the younger ones during the day. Keep in mind that your children will remain under your responsability.
Friday, May 11th
Sunday, May 13th - 6 pm
Metro station Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (lines 4, 6, 12 and 13).
Bus: 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95 or 96
Train station Gare Montparnasse
Paid public car park under the Montparnasse Tower
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Access at the foot of the Montparnasse Tower,
on the Rue de l’Arrivée side. The event is taking place at the CRI, on the 20th floor.