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Hackers Wanted as GM Canada Launches First Hackathon

Hackers Wanted as GM Canada Launches First Hackathon






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Toronto – GM Canada, along with Ryerson DMZ and Ryerson Futures will horde a first-ever GM Canada sponsored hackathon. Dubbed hackAI, a eventuality will run on Jun 24 and 25, 2017 during a Sandbox by DMZ, Ryerson University. Participating teams, consisting of 2-4 members each, will concentration on elucidate how Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered assistants competence change a approach we work, pierce and play in an unconstrained age.

Over a two-day period, courtesy professionals, students and startups will brainstorm, pattern and emanate a practical partner designed to assistance enhance the knowledge people have with their vehicles over driving. Participants will be asked to dream large and find solutions in formulating a practical partner to raise and change a approach they correlate with their vehicle, pulling a bounds of todays assisted interactions to take us to a new epoch of personalization.

At a finish of a hackathon, teams will benefaction their solutions to a row of industry-leading judges who will climax a winner. The winning group will be awarded a money esteem of $3,000 CDN, with money prizes given to a second and third place teams respectively.

“The destiny is going to be AI driven and it will impact all of a lives,” pronounced Ted Graham, conduct of open innovation, GM Canada. “Events like hackAI are a ideal height to rivet with an ecosystem of stream and destiny entrepreneurs and encourage out-of-the-box ideas. We’re looking brazen to joining with destiny talent as we continue to perform a charge of flourishing 1,000 operative and module developers in a areas of unconstrained car module controls development, active reserve and car dynamics technology, infotainment and connected car technology.”

“AI is formulating a turn of connectivity in a automotive courtesy that promises to move vital advantages to manufacturers and consumers alike,” pronounced Abdullah Snobar, executive executive of a DMZ. “While AI automotive applications that engage driverless cars accept a many attention, a hackAI eventuality will capacitate participants to try and exam what other innovations can expostulate this elaborating market.” 

“We are vehement for a singular event to move AI-based creation together with genuine automotive challenges,” says Alan Lysne, Managing Director of Ryerson Futures. “Along with GM and a partners, we acquire teams from a accumulation of industries to rise solutions collaboratively and effectively.”

Approximately 150 participants, judges and courtesy leaders are approaching to attend. For some-more information on a hackathon Follow #GMhackAI on Twitter.

About Ryerson Futures
Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI) operates corporate accelerator programs focused on flourishing and investing in early-stage record companies. RFI’s programs embody Zone Startups Calgary in partnership with GE, Zone Startups Sports + Media in partnership with Rogers, and Zone Startups India including programs with Barclays, Axis Bank, and a Bombay Stock Exchange. RFI is also a accelerator module and seed account connected to a DMZ during Ryerson. Since 2013, RFI companies have lifted over $240MM in outmost financing. For some-more information, revisit, and follow @RyersonFutures on Twitter.

About Ryerson DMZ
The DMZ is a heading business incubator for tech startups in Canada. We assistance startups build good businesses by joining them with customers, capital, experts and a village of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means formulating an sourroundings where we can concentration on scaling your business. DMZ startups work in an sourroundings that cultivates success. From entrance to investors, aim customers, industry-leading experts and village events, a startups have what they need to scale and attain as tellurian companies. Follow @RyersonDMZ ‏on Twitter.

Sandbox by DMZ, Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC) is located during 341 Yonge St,
Suite 312, Toronto, Ont. M5B 1S1

About General Motors in Canada
General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s largest play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 8,700 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. More information on a association can be found during, or by following @GMcanada on Twitter.