Open Source AI Hackathon

Open Source AI Hackathon

The Fifth Elephant Winter Edition Hackathon

Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 15 Feb 2024, 11:00 PM

Microsoft Reactor Bengaluru, Bengaluru

About the hackathon

The aim of this hackathon is to encourage individuals/teams to apply and develop innovative AI ideas/use cases and publish them as open source projects.

Who can participate

  1. Working professionals
  2. Students
  3. Independent consultants
  4. AI researchers
  5. ML engineers
  6. Lawyers, doctors, agronomists, artists, and others who are keen to collaborate with technologists, and showcase ideas and working demos.

Criteria for submitting projects

  1. Ideas should be open source.
  2. Code should be open source with a permissive open-source LICENSE file added.
  3. Orchestrate your code in such a way that it works with open-source models (pre-trained and fine-tuned), open-source products, platforms, systems, and tools.

How to participate

  1. Submit your project idea and outline here.
  2. Join The Fifth Elephant WhatsApp group to discuss your submission with the mentors.
    Or, if you want to validate your idea/project before submitting it, you can discuss it with the mentors, either in the WhatsApp group or on DM.
  3. Participants should work on their projects and start building soon after submitting ideas. Participants have the entire month of February to work on their projects. The last date for submitting projects is 28 February.
  4. Mentors will be assigned to projects which are shortlisted. Inactive projects, or projects that are not in the consideration list will not be assigned mentors.
  5. Mentors will comment on the submissions during the period - all through Febryart. The reward of the hackathon is the feedback, not just the cash prize.
  6. Demo day for all shortlisted hackathon projects — in person and remote — will be on 10 March. The jury will review the submissions and announce prize winners.

Mentors

  • Bharat Shetty is an AI/ML Consultant. He has worked for Airtel Labs and other organizations on AI/ML/NLP platforms and products, across diverse verticals such as conversational AI, EdTech, IOT, and healthcare. Bharat is the editor of The Fifth Elephant Winter edition, and papers discussion community.

  • Abhishek Mishra is a is creator of CodeCherryPop LLM series.

  • Aniket Maurya is spearheading the creation of intelligent software using AI, serving as a Developer Advocate at Lightning AI ⚡️, and is the creator of GradsFlow.

  • Simrat Hanspal has a career spanning over a decade in the AI ML space, specializing in Natural Language Processing. Currently spearheading AI product strategy at Hasura and has led AI teams at renowned organizations such as VMware, FI Money, and Nirvana Insurance in the past.

  • Sumod Mohan is the co-founder and C.E.O of stealth startup AutoInfer Private limited. He is also technical Advisor and previously CTO of Niqo Robotics where he helped build robots to remove weeds from agricultural farms. This work won the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) and Niti Ayog’s RAISE 2020 Challenge in the Agriculture sector. He was an Advisor to WebCardio, AI based Holter manufacturer (wearable ECG) and led the Computer Vision Division at Soliton Technologies. He was also CTO of Digital Aristotle, which was acquired by Byjus. He has over 15 years of research experience in Computer Vision and over 10 in productizing these technologies in the US and India. Prior to this he worked for HighlightCam Inc, a startup in California where he led Computer Vision Algorithm Development. He holds an M.S degree from Clemson University, USA with a specialization in Intelligent Systems and Robotics.

Editors

  • Bharat Shetty is an AI/ML Consultant. He has worked for Airtel Labs and other organizations on AI/ML/NLP platforms and products, across diverse verticals such as conversational AI, EdTech, IOT, and healthcare. Bharat is the editor of The Fifth Elephant Winter edition, and papers discussion community.
  • Akshobhya Jamadagni is Editorial Assistant for The Fifth Elephant Open Source AI Hackathon. He is passionate about contributing value across various levels of abstraction, from high-level technical strategy to detailed implementation.

Team composition

  1. You can submit your project as an individual.
  2. Team size is restricted to a maximum of 3 members.
  3. Add your teammates as collaborators after submitting your idea.

Ideas for the hackathon

Participants can propose projects around some of the following ideas:

  1. AI for Scientific Research: e.g. Protein folding models, climate models, drug discovery, image recognition for scientific research, simulations for material science, epidemiology, and more.
  2. AI for inclusivity and accessibility: e.g. STT/TTS, automated audio descriptions (for non-voice content), automated color blindness correction, AI-powered sign language generation, real-time AI-powered captioning display for events, educational resources, and content translation across languages by leveraging multi-lingual models, adaptive content for differences in learning ability and/or neurodivergence, etc.
  3. AI and creative expression: e.g., generative audio, video, text, and visuals and ways to combine these in a production-oriented direction, including AR/VR/Gaming and OTT implementations.
  4. AI in education: e.g., personalized learning plans, adaptive learning plans, content creation, translation with context, AI tutors, productivity tools, well-being improvement tools, etc.
  5. AI for India: for e.g., India-specific law, models that focus on indic languages, renewable energy optimization, disaster response and relief, and education accessibility.
  6. Additionally, participants can also pick and work on ideas from the list of ideas submitted in this spreadsheet.

Jury - to be announced

Project Evaluation Criteria

Project Evaluation Criteria Presentation

Prizes

Five prizes of ₹1,00,000 (One lakh rupees) per theme, will be awarded to winners at the hackathon.

About The Fifth Elephant

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Contact information

If you have questions about hackathon, post a comment here, or join The Fifth Elephant Telegram group and the WhatsApp group.

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For any inquiries, call The Fifth Elephant at +91-7676332020.

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Gagan Gupta

@gagangupta

Harshita Kamani

@harshitakamani

EduPrepAI

Submitted Jan 28, 2024

Problem Research: We reached out to teachers and students and what we felt as a major problem is, students don’t have much time to find questions relevant to the topic leading to lack of practice and also teachers are not able to create enough personalized content for students as they have to do it manually.
Students in colleges usually watch summary video of the whole topics (preferably YouTube or the college AV summaries) and go for the examination which doesn’t help them much. What if! You get interactive quizzes with the video you watch, that might help you with the questions that are more likely to be asked and get a better practice and confidence.

USP: Efficiently getting the visual features aswell in sync with the audio.

Turn educational video lectures into engaging MCQ based quizzes and automatic assessment.

Introducing our revolutionary Transcription-based Quiz Authoring System. A cutting-edge tool designed to enhance the learning experience for both teachers and students. This innovative project will empower educators to effortlessly create engaging quizzes that cater to their unique teaching objectives, saving valuable time and effort. With an intuitive interface, our quiz generator enables teachers to customize questions, select diverse question types, and set parameters to meet the specific needs of their curriculum. Students, in turn, benefit from a dynamic and interactive learning environment, where they can reinforce their understanding of course material in a fun and challenging way. This tool not only streamlines the quiz creation process but also provides instant grading and performance analytics, allowing teachers to identify areas for improvement and tailor their instructional approach accordingly. A transformative solution for efficient and effective learning.

RoadMap:
Data Collection and Selection:
Take educational videos from 3rd party like (YouTube , https://paperswithcode.com/dataset/eduvsum)
Explore transfer learning opportunities using pre-trained models if applicable.

Video Conversion to Text:
Extract TEXT from video files using appropriate tools or libraries.
Use ML-based audio processing techniques if beneficial and needed.
VX2TEXT: End-to-End Learning of Video-Based Text Generation from Multimodal Inputs at later updates for adding visual features of the videos aswell
Resnets, BERT

Audio to Transcript Generation:
Explore automatic speech recognition (ASR) models, possibly leveraging existing ML-based solutions.

Data Cleaning and Preprocessing:
Utilize natural language processing (NLP) for text cleaning and normalization.
SpaCy

Text Summarization (Optional):
Apply extractive or abstractive summarization using ML models to condense text.
Tokenization

Question Generation:
Implement T5 (transformer-based architectures) question generation models varying the number of models to use according to the types of question patterns.
Or
Using LLMs BERT preferably for this task and Naive Bayes Classifier

Quiz/Answer Key Generation:
Sense2vec wordvectors that are used for generation of multiple choices.
Research about giving similar options which are not correct as options.

Assessment Mechanism:
Incorporating natural language understanding (NLU) model.
Score Reinforcement Learning

Integration of Multimedia Elements (Optional):
Explore computer vision models for extracting information from video frames.

Database Integration:
Using data indexing and retrieval, improving efficiency.

Make an internal AI to help navigating through the portal.

This gives just the basic idea of the implementation and we will be changing/enhancing a lot of things here.

Future Adds:
~ Create AI generated notes From PDFs, PowerPoints, and Lecture Videos, automatically!
~ Chat with your AI tutor about your course materials to help you study better!
~ Search for a term from the video and jump to instances where it was used.

check for updates:
https://github.com/thisisgagangupta/EduPrepAI

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Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 15 Feb 2024, 11:00 PM

Microsoft Reactor Bengaluru, Bengaluru

Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Supported by

Partner

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a digital ecosystem removing barriers to building a company with free access to technology, coaching, and support for founders in any stage of development. Let us accelerate your startup journey from idea-to-exit. Find out more here: https://startups.microsoft… more