Ms. Leanne Dsouza, a Third year student of DCEI (Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics) at Middlesex University Dubai has once again done us proud. Leanne participated in the 2017 Annual NYUAD Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World held on April 14-16 2017 along with her team winning the Audience Choice Award for their Intelligent chat bot solution.
Team Taslem worked on an idea to improve health in the Arab region. There were 2 aspects to the prototype solution developed, Firstly, a service to visualize actionable data in the Arab world related to NCDs (specifically obesity & diabetes) through big data & machine learning to share with government and business entities and the Second was to educate the targeted subjects of these diseases through a conversational intelligent chat bot. The bot would learn from, mirror and befriend the user to help them lead a healthier lifestyle.
Leanne primarily contributed to the development of the intelligent bot. Her team comprised of students from various local and foreign universities such as New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, Khalifa University and UAE University. The team was guided by mentors from University of Oxford and Google.
Well done Leanne!!