Microsoft is committed to the advancement of Responsible AI driven by ethical principles that put people first. We welcome you to use your creativity, passion, and technical acumen to create an open-source application that leverages Azure solutions and applies Responsible AI principles.

 

What is Responsible AI? 

At Microsoft we operationalize Responsible AI principles to ensure systems are developed in a way that warrants our user’s trust and safety. We outline 6 key Responsible AI core pillars: 

  • Fairness - AI systems should treat all people fairly 
  • Reliability & Safety – AI systems should perform reliably and safely 
  • Privacy & Security – AI systems should be secure and respect privacy 
  • Inclusiveness – AI systems should empower everyone and engage people 
  • Transparency – AI systems should be understandable 
  • Accountability – People should be accountable for AI systems

 

What Should I Hack? 

Put your skills to the test and apply Azure services with Responsible AI into a new or existing project! We welcome projects of all types, including AI-powered apps or devices, conversational bots, ML models, or something else entirely! Check out the resources tab for tips on getting started, and be sure to review the project requirements. We’re excited to see what you build!

Requirements

What to Build 

Build an open-source application prototype that runs on Azure, with Azure AI and data services.

Bonus: Integrate Responsible AI principles to be eligible for the Bonus Integration of Responsible AI Prizes.

Project requirements 

 

What to Submit 
  • Provide a URL to your working prototype.  
  • Provide a URL to your GitHub code repository. Repository must be public and have an open source license from one of the following:  
  • Include a video (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project in action (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public). Video must include an explanation of how you integrated Responsible AI principles for the bonus prize.  
  • Provide an Azure Reference Architecture outlining a high-level overview of the tools and devices used within the application. 

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Prizes

$10,000 in prizes

First Place

• $5000 USD
• Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog
• Shout out on FB @MSFTDev.US and Twitter @MSTCommunity

Second Place

• $2500 USD
• Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog
• Shout out on FB @MSFTDev.US and Twitter @MSTCommunity

Third Place

• $1000 USD
• Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog
• Shout out on FB @MSFTDev.US and Twitter @MSTCommunity

Bonus Prize | Best Integration of Responsible AI

• $1000 USD
• Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog

Bonus Prize | Second Best Integration of Responsible AI

• $500 USD
• Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

A qualified panel of judges

A qualified panel of judges

Judging Criteria

  • 30% | Potential impact
    Includes the extent to which the solution may be widely useful.
  • 30% | Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • 40% | Azure Implementation
    Includes how well Azure services were leveraged by the developer.
  • Bonus Prize Criteria | Responsible AI Implementation
    Includes how well the Project integrates Responsible AI principles.

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