Recent years have shown an increase in antisemitism, manifested both through violent acts against Jews and through hate speech in the different media outlets, both by the public and by influencers. Poland, where Jews have lived for more than a 1,000 years, is the best place to send a clear message from about the importance of combating antisemitism. Fighting antisemitism, as well as other forms of hate and discrimination, is crucial for a just society.
To fulfill this purpose we set up a 48 hours Hackathon, aimed at offering technological solutions for combating antisemitism. The HackHate hackathon gathered together entrepreneurs, startups, programmers, designers, young professionals and scholars from different disciplines with the aim of developing viable methods and tools to combat antisemitism.
A SEARCH FOR TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
IN COMBATING ANTISEMITISM
The hackathon took place in the POLIN Museum in Warsaw, Poland between the 4th-6th of October 2019.
Groups from Israel, Poland, Germany and the USA worked together to come up with a digital-technological solution which will assist various bodies and organizations in their fight against antisemitism.
After successful HackHate Hackathon in 2019, Tikkunology Foundation aimed to develop the best ideas into a real application. We use our Irbutz Accelerator to bring the best developers, technology and experts to create a web application ready to not only fight antisemitism but also isolate hateful content from spreading on the Internet using ML and AI.
Marvelous support for teams
HackHate Hackathon First Edition 2019
The winner is team no. 4 Congratulations!
Josh Chaim (Israel), Magdalena Jajte (Germany), Mariusz Rokicki (Poland), Piotr Hryniewicz (Poland)
”We use artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify hateful commentary on social media, determine the location and tag it. From this, we are building sortable and visualizable databases for governments, NGOs and special interest groups who are geared to address and eradicate hate.Team 4