Apply to the HumAInity Open Innovation Challenge
We are launching the HumAInity Open Innovation Challenge to help tackle mental health issues together. If your AI innovation can enhance and empower mental well-being, you can win up to €20,000 to be able to develop or scale your idea.
Although the Nordic region is ranked high on the global happiness rankings, 12 percent of the population is suffering from loneliness and stress; anxiety and burnouts are increasing continuously.
Mental health issues have become a major challenge across the Nordics in recent years, manifested as experiences of social exclusion, depression and other kinds of mental well-being challenges.
Can technology help?
Digitalization and screen time are often seen as contributing factors to poor mental health. But we strongly believe that new technologies, such as AI, also can be part of the solution and help address mental wellbeing. That is why Accenture with SingularityU Nordic, Samsung, Furhat Robotics, Swedbank and Save the Children have initiated the Humanity Open Innovation Challenge. Together we will form a jury and select the winning ideas/innovations that will get the opportunity to be presented at Accenture Unleash in Stockholm on the 21st of April.
Here are two examples of how Accenture innovations with AI can help support people and their mental well-being.
Accenture and Stockholm Exergi worked together to create a groundbreaking project that uses Google Voice Assistant and conversational AI that enables people, particularly the elderly, to capture memorable life stories for future generations and also provide companionship.
Our Alexa Homecare platform uses voice and vision technologies to enable video calls, medicine and exercise reminders, reading material and event searches, and can alert loved ones to abnormalities in behaviour. It is helping physically or socially isolated senior citizens to feel more connected and stay independent at home.
The winner will be selected by the following jury, consisting of prominent experts from our partner organizations.
Nordic AI lead – Accenture
Corporate Citizenship & Brand and Partnerships Manager – Samsung Electronics, Nordic
Commercial Partnerships Manager – Furhat Robotics
Head of Growth & Innovation Hub – Save the Children
CEO – Singularity U, Nordic
Head of Analytics & AI – Swedbank