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LCUC Generative AI Hackathon – In Partnership with TCS & Microsoft

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

Dear Credit Union Leaders and Innovators,


We are delighted to extend a special invitation to you and your credit union to participate in the highly anticipated LCUC Generative AI Hackathon, presented in collaboration with our partners at TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Microsoft. This event is set to revolutionize financial services within the credit union system by harnessing the transformative power of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), with a special focus on the renowned GPT-3.5 model, the driving force behind the now-famous ChatGPT.


Event Details:

Location: TCS Pace Port, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What's included: Event ticket, hackathon facilities, access to technical resources, food, and more

What you're responsible for: Travel & accommodations, laptop, Azure OpenAI account (details for how to register will be provided)

When must team formation and proposals be submitted: The deadline is October 6th

When will the Hackathon take place: November 7th-9th 2023


About the Hackathon:

Generative AI, a cutting-edge branch of Artificial Intelligence, empowers users to craft original and inventive content, encompassing text, images, audio, and video. At the LCUC Generative AI Hackathon, we cordially invite you to immerse yourselves in this cutting-edge technology to develop solutions in areas such as:

  • Analyzing member spending and investment patterns and provide guidance toward financial wellness

  • Creating chatbots and virtual assistants to better serve members

  • Developing near real-time dashboard to summarize member insights

  • Tools to prioritize collection emails, tag disputes, and identify resolution owners

  • Automating the writing of internal reports and compliance documents

  • And other solutions that you believe will create value for credit unions and members


Why Participate:

This hackathon presents an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Innovate: Explore the boundless potential of GenAI, specifically harnessing the capabilities of the GPT-3.5 model, to reshape financial services and forge pioneering solutions

  • Collaborate: Network with fellow credit union experts hailing from diverse domains that bring unique insights and perspectives

  • Showcase: Showcase your credit union's skills as you partake in an avant-garde event, exemplifying your commitment to innovation and progress

  • Create Impact: Engineer pragmatic solutions to address challenges, enhance processes, and drive quantifiable outcomes within the credit union system


How it Works:

  • Formation: Assemble a dynamic team of 4-5 individuals from your credit union, ideally who will each contribute unique expertise from various domains (technology, marketing, finance, etc.)

    • If your credit union would like to participate, but does not have 4-5 participants, please contact jegan.ponraj@tcs.com who will facilitate the formation of cross-credit union teams

  • Proposal Submission: Using the Proposal Form, (click link to access) complete a brief proposal outlining the high-level details of your idea, target users, benefits, risks, and more, for your proposed solution.

  • Proposal Evaluation: Based on the submitted proposals, a panel of experts from the credit union system, TCS, and Microsoft, will select approximately 10 credit union teams to participate in the in-person hackathon at Pace Port in Toronto.

  • Prototype Development: Should your proposal be chosen, your team will be invited to build a prototype solution at the TCS Pace Port in Toronto, utilizing cutting-edge GenAI tools and datasets.

  • Presentation: Unveil your solution before the panel of experts and vie for the coveted opportunity to have your innovation developed for the credit union system, as well as generous pool of cash and non-cash prizes.


Webinar: Introduction to Generative AI

In our continued efforts to ensure that all participants are well-prepared and equipped with the knowledge required for the LCUC Generative AI Hackathon, we are thrilled to announce that our partners, Microsoft and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), will be organizing an introductory webinar on Generative AI. What to expect:

  • Overview of Generative AI: Gain a comprehensive understanding of what Generative AI is, its applications, and its significance in the financial services sector.

  • Key Concepts: Explore fundamental concepts and terminology related to Generative AI, ensuring that you're on the same page as fellow participants.

  • Introduction to GPT-3.5: Discover the capabilities of the GPT-3.5 model, which powers the renowned ChatGPT and will be a key focus of our hackathon.

  • Q&A Session: Have burning questions about Generative AI or the hackathon? This session will provide an opportunity to get answers directly from experts.

  • And more!

Webinar Details:

Date: September 21st, 2023

Time: 12:30 -14:30 ET


Join Us in Pioneering the Future

This is your moment to be at the forefront of technological innovation within the credit union system. Allow your ingenuity to flourish, your concepts to soar, and your influence to resonate throughout the industry.


To express your interest or seek further information, please kindly reach out to Jegan Ponraj at jegan.ponraj@tcs.comor 437-688-6369.


We eagerly anticipate the privilege of hosting you and your team at the LCUC Generative AI Hackathon—an event destined to shape the financial services landscape for credit unions.


Warm Regards,

LCUC, TCS, Microsoft

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