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Assessing the risk and impact of earthquakes in Istanbul

If you are an (aspiring) data scientist, AI engineer, or an enthusiast just starting your AI journey, apply for the following two-month challenge to boost your skills on real data while helping to find a solution for people at risk of earthquakes in Istanbul. The challenge starts on November 19th.

The problem

The last devastating earthquake in Turkey occurred in 1999 around 150-200 kilometers from Istanbul. Scientists believe that this time the earthquake will happen directly in the city and the magnitude is forecasted to be similar than in 1999 (above 7 on the Richter scale). According to official records, 18.373 people died, 48.901 injured and 5.840 were lost (this is due to the poor base of the apartments). Major reasons for collapsed buildings were that they were built on silt or that they were poorly made by the constructor.

The challenge partner Impacthub Istanbul, is eager to use Artificial Intelligence in the most meaningful way and asks the global AI community at Omdena for help.

The challenge goal

You will help to assess the risk of future earthquakes with a similar magnitude to improve response actions and save lives and infrastructure. The data for the challenge is publicly available and ranges from text to image data.

Apply to become one of 40 collaborators to make a real-world impact.

Our Partners

As part of the biggest global network for social innovation, Impacthub Istanbul inspires, connects and enables their local community of changemakers to develop their ideas for a more sustainable world.

We welcome (aspiring) data scientists, AI engineers, and enthusiasts who just started their AI journey but are eager to solve a real-world problem.
  • Good English
  • A good/very good grasp in computer science and/or mathematics
  • Student, (aspiring) data scientist, AI engineer, data engineer
  • Programming experience with C/C++, C#, Java, Python, Javascript or similar
  • Understanding of ML and Deep learning algorithms.
  • Availability of around 15-20 hours a week.
Your benefits:
  • Working with world-class mentors and domain experts
  • Making international friends in a fast-growing supportive community of collaborators
  • Boosting your technical skills, problem-solving capabilities, and international collaboration
  • Building your personal brand and publishing your own articles on our website and blog
  • Certificates of participation and references

Community Collaborator (Earthquake)