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Fr, 14.09.18 (20:00 - 20:35, 20:45 - 21:20)

Battling Fake News

Have you ever heard of Veles, Macedonia? This small city of less than 50'000 inhabitants has been dubbed a fake news factory, pumping out thousands of fake articles on the ...
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Have you ever heard of Veles, Macedonia? This small city of less than 50'000 inhabitants has been dubbed a fake news factory, pumping out thousands of fake articles on the US-elections throughout 2016. But deepfakes and other synthetically generated content even damage the credibility of videos. While some neural networks specialize in the creation of fake news, others learn their detection. With technology advancing rapidly, fake news remains a pressing problem in today's political landscape. Join us in using data-hungry machine learning algorithms and the swarm-intelligence of a blockchain-network to counter this problem! You can use our API portal api.srgssr.ch to get access to audio and video content with metadata, articles, election results in Switzerland and other countries back to 1900 and the Swiss music portal mx3.ch. SRF is the Swiss public service media. 9 Radio- and 3 TV-Stations produce high-quality German-language content for Switzerland's biggest audience.

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Newton 1008, 1st floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (20:00 - 20:35, 20:45 - 21:20)

CERN ‘open days’ virtual guestbook

In 2019, CERN will fully open its doors to the public for a weekend. During CERN’s last open days, in 2013, more than 70,000 people visited the laboratory. During the open days, vi...
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In 2019, CERN will fully open its doors to the public for a weekend. During CERN’s last open days, in 2013, more than 70,000 people visited the laboratory. During the open days, visitors have the opportunity to descend around 100 meters underground to the experimental caverns on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. They can also visit the complex control centers at CERN and discuss with experts from the laboratory about physics, engineering, and computing. We challenge you to create a virtual, interactive experience related to CERN, its exhibits and outreach materials. Participants can decide how ‘deep’ the users’ experience should be — from fully virtual with avatar interaction, to augmented overlays of digital content, to simple information-gathering from CERN’s vast library of outreach materials. Knowing where to start can be difficult, so this application should be structured to support as many social and immersive technologies as possible.

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Newton 1009, 1st floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (20:00 - 20:35, 20:45 - 21:20)

Create the Games of Drones

Swisscom

Today, drone applications are generally manual which entails the involvement of humans in piloting them. Thus, exciting drone applications, like drone delivery, are not possible yet and cannot be scaled. ...
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Today, drone applications are generally manual which entails the involvement of humans in piloting them. Thus, exciting drone applications, like drone delivery, are not possible yet and cannot be scaled. The solution to this is autonomous flights. Of course, safety needs to be ensured before authorities even think of allowing such flights and one significant part of this is automatic collision avoidance - between a drone and another or an airplane. The biggest challenge is to have the relevant air traffic data and proven collision avoidance algorithms. We have the data, you may use it to play around with various approaches to solving the automatic collision avoidance issue. Create a simulator with integrated air traffic data and collision avoidance. Additionally, create the possibility for all of this to be seen in AR by the pilot. The pilot puts on AR glasses and gets to see all the sky filled with these flying objects, practically getting eyes in the line of sight of the drone.

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Roon Basic, 2nd floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (20:00 - 20:35, 20:45 - 21:20)

Foster relationships with likable robots

Raiffeisen Schweiz - RAI Lab

The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking with more than 900 branches. We believe in close personal relationships in combination with convenient modern ...
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The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking with more than 900 branches. We believe in close personal relationships in combination with convenient modern technologies. Apart from contemporary digitalization initiatives, we launched in 2017 a program to extend our client advisor teams with a semi-humanoid robot (called Pepper) to enhance customer experience, facilitate relationships, have fun and connect people with technology. Due to the positive resonance, we like to extend Pepper’s capabilities and release Pepper robots in all locations. We support creative hack teams with experienced robotics coaches (on-site) as well as an appealing development environment. We look forward to seeing inspiring ideas to foster our existing relationships with a likable touch of technology.

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Cobol, 2nd floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (20:00 - 20:35, 20:45 - 21:20)

Millennials on the move

Research shows that millennials are horrible drivers. Texting, emailing, chatting behind the wheel, running red lights, eating and drinking are just a few of the reckless acts millennials do while ...
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Research shows that millennials are horrible drivers. Texting, emailing, chatting behind the wheel, running red lights, eating and drinking are just a few of the reckless acts millennials do while driving.

Are you a millennial? Do you agree? Is the research just wrong?

We challenge you to find out 1) how millennials really drive 2) how we can help improve and protect the lives of millennials on the move.

Bright Box has provided anonymous driving history of 1000 millennials in a city, over one full year, and in comparison, a contrast group of all ages in the same city, in the same year. Where they park, where they started the engine, where they brake or accelerate. You will also get access to ArcGIS; a complete mapping and analytics platform for developers: use location intelligence to your advantage and combine demographic and lifestyle data with millennials’ movements.

We trust that with such data and powerful tools you can add your creativity to retrieve and share valuable insights, and we encourage you to turn them into products or services.

Find out more at our workshop, and learn how we can help you win!

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Newton 1011, 1st floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (21:30 - 22:05, 21:30 - 22:05)

Artificial Intelligence Home Security System

KPMG

Following on from our “Grandma challenge” last year we are offering a session to design an easy to use home security/safety system, integrating IOT, Artificial Intelligence and home sens...
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Following on from our “Grandma challenge” last year we are offering a session to design an easy to use home security/safety system, integrating IOT, Artificial Intelligence and home sensors. Grandma wants an advanced intelligent security and communication system that either moves with her or monitors multiple areas, talks to her, and adapts to her daily routine with the capacity to ‘learn’. Here you find more details about the challenge and about the IoT Devkit.

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Fortan, 2nd floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (21:30 - 22:05, 22:15 - 22:50)

Build a revolutionary car configurator

People all over the globe struggle with the complexity of online car configurators. Customers are overwhelmed by the enormous range of available features and confused by conflicts between chosen equipments. ...
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People all over the globe struggle with the complexity of online car configurators. Customers are overwhelmed by the enormous range of available features and confused by conflicts between chosen equipments. Currently, the configuration process is very hierarchical. This makes it difficult for customers to browse through all models meeting their needs (price limit, maximal fuel consumption, certain special equipment). All these problems lead to high bounce rates and frustrated customers.

You can change this! The newly designed Open Configurator API (OKAPI) provides you with the necessary data. Create a new smooth way for our customers to configure their new car! Persuade us with a solution that offers great usability!

With OKAPI you get access to all relevant data for the brands Audi and Volkswagen. This includes model data, available equipment, rendered model images, prices and consumption data.

Check it out now on productdata.vwgroup.com

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Newton 1008, 1st floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (21:30 - 22:05, 22:15 - 22:50)

HaaS: Health as a Service

AXA

Remember when you had to do a lot of technical plumbing to get simple things running? This is how the healthcare system usually feels like. We think everyone should be ...
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Remember when you had to do a lot of technical plumbing to get simple things running? This is how the healthcare system usually feels like.

We think everyone should be able to get the right care at their fingertips. Drugs should be delivered instantly, consultations should be possible wherever you are, and it should all be digitally available.

Help us build the next level of healthcare experience. We’ll provide you with real data that you can interconnect, extend and use to build a painless healthcare experience!

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) took away the complexity of running hardware, software as a service (SaaS) lowered the barrier of running and scaling your services. Now, let’s abstract away the complexity of healthcare and make it accessible to everyone. Visit us at our booth and at health.axa.ch/hack

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Pascal, 3rd floor

Fr, 14.09.18 (21:30 - 22:05, 22:15 - 22:50)

Train meets building - fuse the sensors!

Siemens

In both buildings and public transport, more and more sensors are deployed for various applications: occupant comfort, smart building, mobile ticketing, seat allocation, indoor navigation, ... However, these applications only serve ...
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In both buildings and public transport, more and more sensors are deployed for various applications: occupant comfort, smart building, mobile ticketing, seat allocation, indoor navigation, ...

However, these applications only serve a specific use-case and do not integrate different domains into multimodal solutions.

The challenge: Create a new use-case that fuses sensors and data from both worlds - buildings and public transport. You are free to integrate additional data sources from the opendata world. Use whatever technology stack and platform suits your needs the best.

We provide: Access and support to our APIs for building technology sensors that are deployed within the premises of the event and public transport data from both trains and stations. Each team also receives a set of Bluetooth BLE Beacons that are mapped to a tram running in the vicinity of the event.

We look forward to work with your highly creative group at the HackZurich 2018!

Eventsprache: EN
Location: Room Cobol, 2nd floor