Microsoft Global Imagine Cup Junior AI

Congratulations to Nataliya Langi (9W1), Hannah Schaaf (9W1) and Salote Lavemai (9W2), who made up the team Techsteins, for their awesome concept #Hifriend. Great effort in achieving amongst the Top 10 (in over 450 submissions) Winners of the Microsoft Global Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge at the Australian and NewZealand Regional Awards.
Microsoft runs a programme to get a community of students aged 13-18 years together to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. It’s an introduction into AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning and cybersecurity.
Their #Hifriend concept is an AI-powered app that aims to target mental health and depression by decreasing these statistics among New Zealand youth through empowering them to build their confidence to engage with other people.
Congratulations ladies! Well done.