A group of Master’s students in Multimedia Communication (MCMM) at the Department of Communication and Art (DeCA) University of Aveiro, were awarded with the prize “Hack for Good”, promoted by Fundação Gulbenkian. “Kind” is the name of the chatbot created by these students during the 48h non-stop event PixelCamp that was hosted by Bright Pixel on March  21-23, in Lisbon.

Last Wednesday was the first day of PixelCamp, a 48 non-stop event that challenged the creativity and innovation of many tech enthusiasts, students and entrepreneurs. Six Master’s students and ex-student in Multimedia Communication – António Santos, Bruno Gameiro, Francisco Regalado, Henrique Silva, Vasco Silva, Pedro Leite, and  Sónia Machado, jointly with professor and researcher in DigiMedia, Carlos Santos, presented the chatbot Kind, whose purpose was to prevent cyberbullying in youngsters.

Being Cyberbullying of the utmost importance in society given its impact on the emotional state and unpredictability of human behaviour in virtual environments, the chatbot Kind aims to mediate the messages that are exchanged by different users and discourage messages that are susceptible of bullying. The project ‘Kind’ is available on [1].