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Are you an AI Pioneer?

Calling Red Cross Red Crescent innovators and technologists. We invite you to share your AI work with the network and you could win.

1. Share an example of your National Society’s work with AI
Submit a story of an existing project where your National Society has actually used AI, Gen AI or RPA and how it is improving the efficiency or effectiveness of their work.

2. Get the story of your work promoted across the network of Red Cross & Red Crescent National Societies

3. Try to win an invitation to the Connect conference in Bangkok, Thailand!

We can learn from you

Are you using AI?

Fast-moving technology is shaping and affecting humanitarian response. If you’re using AI, generative AI (Gen AI) or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in your Red Cross and Red Crescent work, we would love to hear from you. You can be eligible to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Connect Conference, organised for technology leaders of ICRC, IFRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in Bangkok, Thailand (May 14 – 16, 2024).

We will name 10 Finalists who will be promoted across the network of National Societies (NS) and publicly on our digital platforms.  We will also select 3 winners from these finalists who will get to attend the Connect Conference in Bangkok and provide insights into how AI, Gen AI or RPA can inform our work and what other National Societies (NS) can learn from your experience.

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May 14 – 16, 2024

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10 finalists, 3 winners

Gen AI

Generative AI is a subset of artificial intelligence focused on creating new content, such as images, text, or music, that is original and not directly copied from existing data.

AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, typically including learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) involves the use of software robots or “bots” to automate repetitive tasks within business processes, mimicking human actions to streamline workflows and increase efficiency

Tell a Story

How do you submit your application?

You can submit a written story or a video. Written stories should be less than 1,500 words and videos should be less than 3 minutes. Your story should show how your NS is currently using AI, Gen AI or RPA and how it is improving the efficiency or effectiveness of their work. Specifically, you should tell us: 

What problem you are addressing: For example, is it a business problem or is it being used in your work with communities

What you are doing: what is the project, how was it conceived and built, what does it do. What type of data was used, precautions you have taken in avoiding bias and in checking the reliability of the data sources

How you’ve addressed ethical concerns: for example, risk assessment, data privacy, inclusiveness, transparency and human centricity

What have been the impacts: including if relevant be able to demonstrate the value in terms of improved outcomes with communities or quantified in financial savings amount or time saving, or other benefits

What you have learned and where do you see it going in the future

We can accept multiple applications from National Societies. You will need your National Society approval to be eligible. Fill out the form below.

Submit your application

Submissions are open between the 21st March 2024 and the 17th April 2024, midnight UTC.

Results and impact

Who should submit?

Applications can be submitted by Red Cross or Red Crescent National Society volunteers or staff, as individuals or teams. An application can be about your own project(s)/work, or you can nominate another individual or team whom you think deserves to be acknowledged. You can apply if you have implemented project(s), product(s) or service(s) that have demonstrable results and impact, and relate to the outcome of your National Society.  

Submissions

Submissions are open between the 21st March 2024 to midnight on the 17th April 2024.

Submissions are accepted in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, but please note that if you are selected to travel to Thailand for the Connect conference then you will need to be able to work in English as no translation is provided at this event.

Selection

All submissions will be awarded a score of 1-10 against each of the following criteria;

What problem you are addressing: For example, is it a business problem or is it being used in your work with communities

What you are doing: what is the project, how was it conceived and built, what does it do. What type of data was used, precautions you have taken in avoiding bias and in checking the reliability of the data sources

How you’ve addressed ethical concerns: for example, risk assessment, data privacy, inclusiveness, transparency and human centricity

What have been the impacts: including if relevant be able to demonstrate the value in terms of improved outcomes with communities or quantified in financial savings amount or time saving, or other benefits

What you have learned and where you see it going in the future

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