SDSC students won two top awards at AI x HK Open Cup 2022
Our future data scientists strive to use their skills learned from University to promote social good.
A team of four Year-4 undergraduates from the School of Data Science (SDSC), with a vision to serve the minority, developed a project which won the AI x HK OpenCup 2022 championship! Big congratulations to Alex CHAN, Edward LIN, Jason TSOI and Ellen WONG for winning the “Champion Award” and “Best Innovation Award” in this territory-wide student competition at the finals took place on 25 November 2022.
Their project “MediMind” is an artificial intelligence tool for distinguishing neurodevelopmental disorders and facilitating follow-up rehabilitation training. Their inspiration came from the lack of social awareness about special educational needs ("SEN") students in Hong Kong and their delayed treatment. Specifically, the project focuses on SEN diagnosis (video, voice processing, and neuroimaging), as well as personalized training.
A fierce competition resulted in nine teams competing in the final round. As a result of their innovative idea and creative solution, the SDSC team beat the other contestants. Outperforming the other 152 groups, the winning team got two trophies and a cheque of HK$30,000. The OpenCup focused on four United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, namely Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Climate Action. The judging criteria included relevancy to Hong Kong, solution and technology, potential impact to society and feasibility. By addressing the goals and criteria in a creative and practical manner, MediMind stood out in the tertiary category entries.
Our school will continue to provide a supporting and encouraging environment for students to flourish. In addition to nurturing professional talent, we also aim to foster young people with a commitment to contributing to society.