Prize for UCAM students for an application to detect cyber bullying

UCAM students awarded at HackForGood.

three students from the Catholic University of Murcia have obtained the first prize in the Big Day HackForGood -event in which talent and innovation are sought and rewarded- with an application that detects, prevents and fights against CyberBullying on social networks.

Since the Telefónica company launched a new edition of the HackForGood event last March, 1,500 social hackers have come together throughout Spain to surpass the levels of development of the different projects until reaching a very competitive final.

SAMEBullying, to detect bullying on social networks

The winning proposal SAME Bullying has been promoted since Technological Institute of Murcia of the Catholic University since the beginning of this competition. It is a social application that develops artificial intelligence acting on social networks with the aim of considering prevention as the key to this initiative.

The application was presented yesterday at the Espacio Telefónica in Madrid before the representatives of the different Chairs of this telephone company and a group of startup incubators in order to attract talent and innovation in the ideas presented.

Javier Iniesta Fernández, student of the Degree in Computer Engineering, Paloma Teruel Bastida, of the Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources, and Juan Fernando Hernández Piernas, expert in marketing and business management, all of them from UCAM, are members of the SAMEBullying team and the winners of the first national award 2017. An award that consists of an endowment of €8,000 and the prestigious Telefónica Open Future award that will make it easier for them to continue developing and growing their project under the umbrella of Wayra, the most important corporate accelerator for startups with international projection.

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