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Global Challenges Foundation Mini-Hackathon: Tech & Global Risk

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Global Challenges Foundation Mini-Hackathon: Tech & Global Risk

** Calling all those interested in Global Risk, Cooperation, or Technology! **

Develop new systems to change the world.

Join The Future Society us for a mini-hackathon in collaboration with the New Shapes Prize, with the opportunity to have your ideas presented at the Paris Peace Forum. The New Shape Prize was a USD 5 million competition launched by the Global Challenges Foundation (GCF) in November 2016, examining what a new system of international cooperation capable of tackling the most pressing threats to humanity could look like.

This hackathon will be one of many held across the world at the end of May, where you will have the first-hand opportunity to gather and discuss 6 finalist proposals of the New Shapes Prize, emerging out of 2,700 entries from 122 countries. During the hackathon you will develop finalist ideas further into more concrete proposals where they intersect with emerging technologies - from machine learning and big data, to biotechnology and sustainable tech, to blockchain and AI.

With a mission to reshape global decision-making, the Global Challenges Foundation will present your best-developed proposals at the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018 as this mission’s next milestone.

Through this hackathon you can also put yourself forward to be one of the Ambassadors in charge of advocating for your ideas with governing bodies, together with other thought leaders, from July to October.

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