Winners of Project Humanities’ Hackathon 2014 Create Life-Saving Application

The winners of Hacks for Humanity 2014, a hackathon that combines technological development with humanities studies, have created a life-saving application called ARKHumanity that detects suicidal messages on Twitter and connects at-risk users with a suicide hotline. Watch their interview with FOX10 Phoenix.

 

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7 thoughts on “Winners of Project Humanities’ Hackathon 2014 Create Life-Saving Application

  • October 12, 2015 at 5:35 am
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    I am astounded not only by the constantly expanding technology of today, but the enthusiasm with which I always see the younger generations using it as a tool to better support each other and educate themselves.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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    So cool that this is happening at ASU! It’s crazy to see how this advancement could help so many people. I liked what was said, it’s not about how many people can be saved, but rather it’s worth it if it saves one life. Very cool.

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  • October 13, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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    This is amazing! I can’t wait to see where this app goes, hopefully expanding to other social media websites as well. I’m sure that this will help many people and save many lives. Tons of people reach out on social media, looking for someone to talk to to. Unfortunately, most people aren’t well equipped to handle such a difficult situation. It’s amazing that an app like this can connect these people with someone who is both willing and able to help them.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 4:43 am
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    What a wonderful way for technology to be used! I can’t wait for this app to be developed further so that it can be more effective and save lives by looking at all kinds of social media. I also thought it interesting that this app is an accumulation of skills from people from different areas of expertise. This just shows how working together makes people as a whole stronger and more effective.

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  • October 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm
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    This is an amazing way to help those in need. It is so great to see that the humanities and technology departments could come together to create such a helpful tool to society as a whole. The never ending wave of technological advances often stirs fears about modern communication and how the changes will effect the future. While there is room for concerns, this app is a great example of how this power can be used for the benefit of us all.

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  • October 19, 2015 at 8:37 am
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    I loved that technology can be used for such a positive thing! It’s important that we realize we are not alone in our struggles and that there is hope for those who are feeling really down.

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  • October 19, 2015 at 11:25 am
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    What an amazing way to connect and help people. I love that we have such brilliant and innovative minds at ASU. I can’t wait to hear more about the app’s effectiveness and uses in the future!

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