Artificial Intelligence for Social Good and Sustainability Challenge

Web and mobile development can be used to make people’s lives better, help the environment, and change mindsets. What can you build using Microsoft Azure that will make the world a safer, kinder, and more inclusive place to live? In this challenge, we’d like you to use these technologies to build a web site or mobile app for social good.

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Do something with Do-Something

Come up with a new initiative that does one of the following:
1. Helps spread awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health.
2. Helps address the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing.
3. Helps users take part in digital advocacy surrounding topics of mental health.
4. Helps fight anti-black racism and its mental health impacts.
Your initiative could incorporate social media/tech, community involvement or wellness activities.
Pitch your idea in a 1 - 2 minute video mentioning the impact and effectiveness of the new initiative.

Background’s “Do-Something” gives you the resources you need to quickly and effectively stage a mental health initiative in your community, one that will have a measurable impact. The current platform provides users with a list of possible initiatives that they can take on as well as instructions on how to complete them.
There are multiple ways we want to improve “Do Something”, which is why we are asking you to “Do something with Do-Something”.

Judging Criteria

  • • Potential impact
  • • Target audience
  • • Effectiveness
  • • Presentation
  • • Creativity


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  • 1.’s choice (Top 3)
  • 2. CUTC’s choice (Top 3)
  • 3. Most engagement/People’s choice (1)


Submit a link to your 1-2 min video pitch of your solution on TypeForm OR to one of CUTC’s social media (@cutc2020)