Inspiration

What links police brutality, incarceration and re-offenders across the world ? Education, or lack thereof. Education has the opportunity to reduce police brutality. Studies show officers graduated from college are almost 40% less likely to use force, 41% of the incarcerated in the US do not hold a high school diploma and individuals who participate in any type of educational program while in prison are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.

Kyriosoph is the all-in-one immersive education tool, which allows these individuals to access an immersive experience to help reduce police brutality, incarceration and re-offenders, offering education and guidance. The solution offers an AI-powered chatbot which can communicate with them through both text and speech, allowing for a one on one Q and A.

Evidence shows that test scores among students using Immersive Technology improved by as much as 22%, and those who are unable to experience these opportunities in real-life can now access information easily. This platform aims to revolutionise these demographics to help increase police competency, whilst reducing offenders.

What it does

Kyriosoph the all-in-one immersive education tool, which allows these individuals to access an immersive experience to help reduce police brutality, incarceration and re-offenders, offering education and guidance. The solution offers an AI-powered chatbot which can communicate with them through both text and speech, allowing for a one on one Q and A.

How I built it

This was created using Amazon Sumerian and Amazon Lex ! Chatbots were created using Amazon Lex, with around 2-3 questions for each intent, to ensure the chatbot could understand them with a high success rate. I then added responses for each of the instances, providing answers to the different questions. Currently, there are a few available, but this can be added later on. The UI was created using HTML and CSS, using the in-built state machine for flow.

Challenges I ran into

3D Education Platform This was the first time I used html and css in Sumerian using the state machine very frequently to manage button interactions, making the design nearly impossible to develop ! Luckily, the more I mapped out all of the states, I could easily track and understand all of the states making it easy to develop. The next issue was research ! This part of the design started being designed yesterday, from scratch and this was extremely hard to research (since I am not based in the US) with some of the laws. This forced me to condense the design from 3 demo lessons to only 1 ! Fortunately, the demo is functional and easily scalable.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

AWS VR/AR Project: This was one of my first AWS Sumerian project, and I am still quite new to AWS. Overall, I learned a range of new skills within this hackathon period ! Normally, my speciality is hardware (e.g. arduino projects) but I wanted to move out of my comfort zone, using new skills !

Situational Understanding I have learnt an amazing amount about the struggles people face across the world on a daily basis, ranging from access to technology to education !

What I learned

Educational Understanding: Within this hackathon,I learnt about educational immersion and the effects of this form of learning as opposed to reading textbooks and simple images etc. When I tested it out it was clear the impact the immersion made on usability and retention !

Situational Understanding I have learnt an amazing amount about the struggles people face across the world on a daily basis, ranging from access to technology to education !

Time Management Managing time for the overall hackathon whilst working on other projects ! This was a really good way to learn the skills which will be used in a workplace !

What's next for Immersive Education for Good

Increased Lessons for the platform to cover more options for the training programs, including ease of use (e.g. a site) where teachers could easily add info for lessons etc.

Refined design of the overall site to help integrate more aspects in the same site, whilst also collecting user data in databases (e.g. DynamoDb) for those who need it to access later on !

Implementation of AWS Lambda to help track and store databases ! Also an alternative offline version for those with even less access for the immersive VR/AR/3D Experience

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