Get Ready for #GDSC5

Get ready for the Capgemini Global Data Science Challenge (#GDSC) for a sustainable future! #GDSC is an I&D-led, Group-wide #AI4Good competition designed to help you develop and grow your skills, while providing an opportunity to contribute into a sustainable future.

For #GDSC5 we are partnering with the University Hospital Bonn to create an AI solution that will help eliminate River Blindness. Working towards reducing the burden of River Blindness on the world's poorest people. River Blindness is one of the most neglected tropical diseases, impacting more that 20 million people. This hackathon in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), is your chance to showcase #AI4Good while networking and learning emerging technologies with other Data and AI professionals.

The Global Data Science Challenge is half training, half competition. Throughout the challenge, participants will:

  • Work on an actual data science/AI use case
  • Learn how to develop, improve and interpret several machine learning algorithms
  • Learn how to run a data science project on AWS
  • Form a team, build their own solution and compete against other participants

Since 2020 this Challenge has been open to the whole Capgemini Group and supports the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, which provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future.

Find out more about the history and previous winners of the challenge!

Help the world to see clearly!

GDSC5 Kick-Off Video

#GDSC5 Challenge is aimed at using AI to provide a solution that will automate the current time intensive, manual evaluation process involved in the clinical trials of River Blindness disease. Our solution will save years of work and immensely speed up the availability of new treatments to patients afflicted by this illness.

Data example

The goal of the challenge is to detect worm sections in microscopic nodule images.

Now is your chance to make a real difference while you test your AI skills. In addition, you will also gain deep knowledge and understanding of AI and AWS through certifications and targeted tutorials. Accelerate your career journey using #AI4Good.

Win awesome prizes!


How to participate?

The GDSC is open for all employees of the Capgemini group.

  • Register individually or as a team (maximum four people)
  • Review the tutorials to get started
  • Connect with us on our
  • Registration begins Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Live kick-off event – Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Data and Infrastructure, along with pre-recorded tutorials, will be accessible after Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • GDSC Office Hour - Every Tuesday (8 am CET / 6 pm CET)
  • Final registration – Friday, July 22, 2022 (3pm CET)
  • Final submission – Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • Panel presentation for finalists – September 20, 2022
  • GDSC5 Code for a Cure Live Finale - October 18, 2022 (9am EST | 3pm CET | 6:30pm IST)