Machine Learning for the Greater Good


We believe you can make the world a better place through data. The Nexosis API makes it easy to build machine learning applications. Our challenge to you is to bring these two together and to use our API for a greater social good project of your choosing. We will have data scientists and engineers on site to help and advise you. Your submission will be judged by the viability of your idea, the potential impact to the greater social good, and the overall quality and completeness of your solution. We're looking for exciting ideas that can change the world!

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


$1000 gift to a select charity to promote social good that you care about and 6-months of credit for the Nexosis API to take your idea to completion. And a really cool trophy!

Projects solving this challenge


Utilizing Citi's data API and incorporating machine learning to derive a new experience for the end user in terms of expenditure and saving behavior.

Incident Command System (ICS)

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of volunteer response to disaster relief.

As a virtual dermatologist, utilizes deep neural networks to catch early signs of skin diseases. When a condition is deemed risky, can connect patients with local doctors. To use, users chat with Demi, our chatbot built into FB Messenger. You can directly take an image of an area of the skin and chat it to Demi, who will classify the image into 23 classes of abnormalities. Demi will use your location and your signature to securely suggest future medical recommendations.


Leverage technology to scale up/down people who can help to feed the hungry


An Application to allow user make wise spending decisions based on his financial expenditure and current location. Github Repo :

API without API

API without API is a service that makes it easy for websites to implement applications from partner providers while preserving their custom web page design. Problem: Currently, the amount of time and education it takes to learn and implement an external API or service is just too much. Above that, APIs keep changing very often, and users continually need to watch for and adapt to the latest API versions, otherwise, their websites/tools can break.


a map-based representation that identifies world events based on data input from various news and social media outlets

Organizations hosting challenge


Nexosis is on a mission to democratize machine learning. We are committed to empowering developers to have the tools to create solutions driven by machine learning. Nexosis empowers developers with API access to our machine learning platform so they can build smarter solutions.

Events specific to challenge

API World 2017 Hackathon

The API World 2017 Hackathon is the largest API hackathon in the world, kicking off the API World 2017 Conference & Expo.