Konvergen.AI together with Tambora Muda and Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia won Zoohackathon Competition

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Konvergen.AI together with Tambora Muda and Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia won Zoohackathon Competition in Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Konvergen.AI in collaboration with Tambora Muda and Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia, an NGO that focuses on Indonesian wildlife and conservation, won Zoohackathon competition. This competition is organized by the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinabalu city, Malaysia. Zoohackathon is a part of the US MInistry of Foreign Affairs effort to promote technology based solution and raise awareness to combate endangered wildlife species trafficking around the world.

In this competition, participants are required to create an AI based software prototype only within 48 hours. The team created a software named Pangolin, it could extract vital information from news article that could help analysts from conventional data gathering method. Usually analyst require to gather numerous articles in a long time, consuming hundreds of times instead of focusing on the analyst.

As a winner, the team will be representing Southeast Asia in the world final Zoohackathon in January 2020 and compete with 16 cities around the world. As for this year, Zoohackathon is held in 16 cities, Bogota in Colombia, Boston, Cleveland and San Diego in the USA, Cairo in Egypt, Entebbe in Uganda, Gaborone in Botswana, Geneva in Switzerland, Helsinki in Finland, HongKong in China, Manila in the Philippines, New Delhi and Calcutta in India, Kinabalu city in Malaysia, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Vienna in Austria.

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