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Craft the future with AI this April 26-28, 2024

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Dive into a world where technology meets creativity.

The YourStory Generative AI Buildathon is an online hackathon, here to revolutionize how we solve real-world problems using AI across various domains such as art, language processing, and software development.

Open to all innovators

Programmers, data scientists, designers, artists, and AI enthusiasts: you must participate in teams of 2-4. We'll facilitate a team formation event in case you don't have partners.

Stand a chance to:

• Demo your product at YourStory's Bharat AI Conclave
• Get Featured on 100x and YourStory pages with 2Mn+ viewers across channels.
• Get mentoring sessions with industry experts
• Access networking and collaboration opportunities with startups and enterprises
• Win lots of goodies

Challenge Themes

AI Film Contest

Partner with AI to direct a film. Employ AI throughout production, from scriptwriting to post-processing, focused on a chosen theme.

AI in Design & Aesthetics

Harness diffusion models to innovate in interior design and space transformation, using AI as your creative tool.

AI Chatbot

Develop a fluent, engaging AI chatbot, surpassing human conversation. Ensure it's user-friendly and domain-specific.

Smart Agents

Craft an AI assistant for tasks, research, or community management, automating a particular workflow.

Wildcard Wonders

Showcase unique ideas in a 72-hour challenge, gaining recognition and turning innovative concepts into reality.

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Event Schedule

Feb 8

Applications Open

The gateways to innovation are now unlocked!

Start your journey by applying for the Buildathon today.

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April 24

Applications Deadline

Last call for all trailblazers and dreamers!

Make sure your application is submitted by today and secure your spot in the quest for creativity.

April 25

Team Formation Meet-Up

Ready to mingle with fellow innovators?

Join our virtual gathering on Discord and connect with your future teammates. Let’s build bridges before we build solutions!

April 26

Buildathon Kickoff

The wait is over!

It's time to roll up your sleeves, fire up your laptops, and set your ideas in motion. The Buildathon officially begins!

April 28

Buildathon ends

Time's up

Join us as we unveil the pioneers of creativity and crown the champions of the Buildathon. Who will claim the throne of innovation?

Mark these dates, set your reminders and gear up for an exhilarating journey of creation and collaboration.

We can't wait to see the magic you'll bring to the Generative AI Buildathon!


May 1

Results Day

The moment of truth!

Frequently Asked Questions!

Registration and Participation

Q: How do I register for the Buildathon?
A: You can register for the Buildathon by clicking the "Register Now" button on the event page, which links to a Google Form for registration.

Q: What is the deadline for applications?
A: The deadline for applications is April 24th. Make sure to submit your application by this date to secure your spot.

Q: Is there any cost associated with participating in the Buildathon?
A: No, participation in the YourStory Generative AI Buildathon is completely free of cost. Simply register and join us for an exhilarating journey of creation and collaboration.

Rules and Regulations

Q: Are there any restrictions on the technologies or tools we can use?
A: While we encourage innovation and creativity, projects must comply with ethical guidelines and use legally available tools and technologies.

Q: What policies are in place to ensure a fair and inclusive environment?
A: The Buildathon adheres to a strict code of conduct promoting respect, inclusivity, and fairness. Any form of harassment or unethical behaviour will result in disqualification.

Q: Can I work on any project I want?
A: While participants are encouraged to bring their unique ideas, projects should align with one of the predetermined challenge themes presented at the Buildathon.

Q: What are the themes of the challenges?
A:The specific themes, workflows, and domains for the challenges will be revealed on the day of the Buildathon to sprinkle some mystery and excitement. However, the general challenge themes include AI Film Contest, AI in Design & Aesthetics, AI Chatbot, Smart Agents, and Wildcard Wonders.

Team Formation

Q: Where will I join a team?
A: On April 25th, you will be onboarded to a Discord server along with other contestants. From here, you'll have 24 hours to create or join a team. To encourage interaction, there will also be a Zoom meeting where all contestants will be split into breakout rooms. You can make or join a team here as well. Pro tip: Don't be shy.  Make the best out of your opportunity to interact :)

Q: Can I join more than one team?
A: Participants are allowed to be part of only one team to ensure full commitment and equitable distribution of team members.

Q: What happens if I can't find a team?
A: Organisers will assist in team formation during the meet-up event. Efforts will be made to ensure that all interested participants are placed in a team.

Q: How many people can be in one team?
A: Minimum of 2 members and maximum of 4 members in each team.

Project Submission and Evaluation

Q: How do we submit our project?
A: Project submission guidelines, including the format and platform for submission, will be provided well before the submission deadline.

Q: What criteria will be used to judge the projects?
A: Projects will be judged based on innovation, practical application, technical complexity, design, and presentation. A detailed rubric will be shared before the Buildathon begins.

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