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Hack4Thefuture – MIT Solutions For Future Of Work

Hack4theFuture, an MIT COVID-19 Challenge series hackathon is a 3-day virtual event where teams of hackers from multiple industries come together to ideate, iterate, develop, and pitch timely solutions to influence operations, policy, and decision marking in the public and private sector. Past events have had up to 1,500 participants. The COVID-19 Challenge is sponsored by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT Hacking Medicine, and MIT Innovation Initiative. There is additional sponsorships from student clubs like the MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Club.

The nature of work has been changing for decades due to automation, changes in required credentials to do a job, remote work, and globalization.

COVID-19 caused widespread disruption of existing systems, requiring rapid acceleration into the Future of Work .

Additionally, COVID19 revealed unexpected interdependencies between industries. Already deep inequities were exacerbated by the global COVID-19 crisis.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and technology can identify, track, predict and optimize how we work, learn, live, shop, stay healthy, and stay safe for better outcomes for individuals, populations, businesses and societies.

Human-centered design is essential to deliver on the the promise of technology.

Hack4theFuture – Themes & Tracks

AI and the Future of Work and Teams

1-Staying Competitive

Recruitment – Onboarding – Training – Education – Conferences

2- Performance Management for Individuals and Teams

Remote teamwork – Secure cloud platforms

3- Wellbeing

Maintaining morale and culture – Supports needed for child and elder care

AI and the Future of Healthcare

4- Digital Health

Telehealth – Devices – Home health- Community health

5-Vaccines, Pharma, and Population Health

COVID-19 vaccine – Allocating supplies – Cold Chain – Educating communities

6- Research and Innovation

Patient/human-centered design – Decision tools- Recruiting subjects – Reducing disparities

AI and the Future of Systems

7-Supply Chain and Operations

Preventing disruption – Sharing data on sourcing – Staffing models

8- Disaster Preparedness

Equitable resource allocation – Predicting safety stock – National security


E-commerce  – Risk assessment – Data privacy – Fraud protection


Winning teams will receive mentoring resources, organizational support and direct access to key partners to further develop, validate and implement their solutions.

Deadline:- 30-10-2020

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