AI Hackathon

Hackathon

AI and I Hackathon: Co-Creativity between Humans and LLMs

The explosive spread of large language models (LLMs) such as OpenAI's GPT or Google's Gemini is fundamentally changing the way we interact with computer systems. Consequently, the use of computer systems is shifting from a passive tool that follows our instructions to a collaborative partner with whom we get things done together.

While today we mainly use these capabilities of LLMs for answering questions and the production of long bodies of text based on keywords, this shift also opens up new possibilities in the creative use of text. LLMs can not only generate content on command but also actively participate in the creative process, suggest ideas, react to our ideas, and thus further develop texts. As a result, such joint human-LLM teams can potentially produce better, more creative, and more engaging texts in less time than either humans or machines alone. 

In this Hackathon, we therefore seek to develop systems that utilize this potential and support users in generating creative texts together with LLMs. These systems should promote creativity through the clever use of prompts, asking the user, and similar techniques. The solutions will be evaluated by a jury, which will pay particular attention to the extent to which they support joint creativity between humans and machines.

Hackathon format

Participants are provided with a framework that allows them to easily integrate their applications into the platform. Furthermore, we offer an application template with a basic game to quickly test the idea you have developed as a prototype.

  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Number of participants: Up to 4 people per team
  • Support: Experts are available during the entire hackathon
  • Win great prices with your group of 4!
    • 1st Prize: 800 Euro
    • 2nd Prize: 400 Euro
    • 3rd Prize: 200 Euro

Application

Join us in exploring the vibrant field of Large Language Models (LLMs) and discover your potential to work on innovative projects in a dynamic team! Application deadline: 15.07.2024


No more applications will be accepted

Date

29.07. - 30.07.2024


Location

fortiss GmbH
Highlight Towers, Level 15
Tower 1. Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6
80807 Munich
 

Language

English

Target group

Developer, AI enthusiast, researcher or ambitious student


Organisation team

  • Florian Müller (LMU)
  • Albrecht Schmidt (LMU)
  • Clara Sayffaerth (LMU)
  • Passant Elagroudy (DFKI)
  • Yuanting Liu (fortiss)

More information

Travel Grants

If you live outside Munich and expect significant travel, accommodation, or visa expenses, you can apply for travel grants via the registration form. The approved amount (in EURO) will be communicated to you in the acceptance email, which you will receive shortly after the application deadline.

Agenda

Day 1

When?

What?

Who?

10:30 - 11:00

Registration & Coffee

 

11:00 - 11:15

Welcome

Florian Müller (LMU), Yuantin Liu (fortiss), Andreas Keilhacker (start2)

11:15 - 12:00

Tbd.

Albrecht Schmidt (LMU)

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 - 14:00

Introduction to the task for the Hackathon

Thomas Pfau (Aalto University)

14:00 - 20:00

Hackathon Time!


Day 2

When?

What?

Who?

09:00 - 11:00

Finalization of the Projects

 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 12:30

Pitches and Demos

 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

 

14:00 - 15:00

Closing and Awards

 
Dr. Yuanting Liu

Your contact

Dr. Yuanting Liu

+49 89 3603522 427
liu@fortiss.org

Partner

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Humane AI Net
Logo German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
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