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LF AI & Data is excited to announce our support for the upcoming TED AI Open Source Hackathon, taking place in San Francisco on October 14-15, 2023. As a strong advocate for open source development and collaborative innovation, LF AI & Data is pleased to align with TED AI’s mission of fostering meaningful dialogue and technological progress.

“The convergence of AI and open source is a pivotal moment in our technological journey,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of LF AI & Data. “By supporting events like TED AI and the Open Source Hackathon, LF AI & Data underscores its commitment to harnessing collective intelligence for creating open source AI solutions that address real-world challenges and drive positive impact.”

In a world marked by rapid technological advancements and limitless possibilities, TED AI aims to explore the immense potential of AI to reshape industries, inspire innovation, and foster meaningful conversations. This event brings together AI thought leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, and cultural influencers to engage in a full day of insightful TED talks, discussions, and exploration of the toughest questions surrounding AI.

Open Source Hackathon

In line with our commitment to collaborative innovation, LF AI & Data is thrilled to support the TED AI Open Source Hackathon, taking place on October 14-15 at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco. This hackathon presents an exciting opportunity for talented developers to showcase their coding prowess, collaborate with peers, and develop innovative AI-driven solutions that address urgent societal and environmental challenges.

“The TED AI Open Source Hackathon embodies LF AI & Data’s ethos of fostering collaborative AI development. We’re uniting developers and thinkers with a shared purpose: to leverage AI and open source collaboration for the greater good,” said Arun Gupta, VP/GM Open Ecosystem at Intel. “This is our chance to code with a cause, and I’m excited to see the transformative solutions that will emerge.”

Hackathon Details:

  • Date: October 14-15, 2023
  • Location: Microsoft Reactor, San Francisco
  • Attendance: 100 participants (25-30 teams)
  • How to Apply:

During the hackathon, teams will work collaboratively to create open source projects that leverage AI to tackle critical issues facing our world today. The solutions developed during the hackathon will be accessible to a global audience, encouraging diverse contributions and promoting the collective pursuit of a sustainable future. 

LF AI & Data is proud to support TED AI’s commitment to exploring the frontiers of AI, open source collaboration, and their potential to shape a more inclusive and innovative world. Together, we look forward to an enlightening event that fosters insightful discussions, cutting-edge solutions, and a stronger sense of community.

For more information about the Open Source Hackathon please contact:

Hackathon Core Team


For more information about TED AI and LF AI & Data, please visit the official TED AI website and LF AI & Data website

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