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On November 14-16, 2017, the final part of the third open student hackathon on fast prototyping of cognitive services and applications Watson at IBM Bluemix platform took place in Moscow.
The purpose of the hackathon is to promote modern technologies of artificial intelligence and their application in solving a variety of problems. Partners of the hackathon this year were: the international company Bayer is an expert in the field of life Sciences, whose activities are focused on scientific areas, including human health, animals and plants, as well as a distributed competence center for cognitive technologies, organized by IBM, HSE and CJSC "EC-leasing".
The hackathon included two stages: ideathon and the final. The ideathon formed the teams to solve the tasks in the following fields: smart city, health care, commerce, educational and knowledge systems, social projects. The ideathon was held from October 24 to November 7.
The team of Educational and Scientific Center "Cybernetics" and Faculty of Mathematical Economics, Statistics and Informatics of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics consisting of Master Alexey Kochneva and a postgraduate Ekaterina Zimina, took the second place.
Sixteen teams attended the final part of the event from 10 universities of Russia. The team of students of MESI and Educational and Scientific Center "Cybernetics" consisting of Alena Zolotova, Xenia Naimushina, Svetlana Yurieva.