1st Place at Global AI Hackathon

Won First Place at Global AI Hackathon

The smartphone app created by our Information Engineering students won first place in the adult and youth team categories at the "Global AI Hackathon" organized by MIT Raise and the App Inventor Foundation. Some of the app's functions were developed by international students from our partner universities, including Nuttapol Suwanampai (Bangkok University, Thailand), Petchpilin Tontiwinyoopong (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Pornpipat Oupchan (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), and Rafly Arief Kanza (PENS, Indonesia) as collaborators.

The international hackathon "Global AI Hackathon" featured four divisions: Youth, Youth Team, Adult, and Adult/Youth Team, and received applications from 1078 people spanning 91 countries. The judges included volunteers from renowned companies such as Google, Intel, Meta, and Microsoft, as well as from schools across the globe. Additionally, the winning students have been invited to the MIT AI & Education Summit, scheduled to take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in late July, where they will be presenting their work.

Award-winning Students

Award-winning students: Tomoya Sato (4th year, Department of Information Engineering), Kaede Shitara (4th year, Department of Information Engineering), Yukito Seo (1st year, Department of Information Engineering)

Award-winning app: Neo Talk

Our Winning App: Neo Talk

Our app utilizes the AI character "Neo" to convey a wide range of emotions similar to those of humans, offering communication opportunities for individuals with limited face-to-face interaction. By engaging with AI characters that convey emotions, we aim to assist people in learning communication strategies that foster trust and understanding, including the ability to understand the emotions of others."