AI-HERO Hackathon for energy-efficient AI


HMC, together with 4 other Helmholtz Incubator Platforms, organized the AI HERO Hackathon, a new contest format for AI experts. The hackathon built around optimizing the energy consumption of machine learning models while not sacrificing accuracy. HMC was represented by Hub Health and Hub Energy, which contributed by ensuring FAIR principles throughout the challenge. For this purpose a submission website ( was set up, which allowed the participants to upload their results and document basic metadata like the AI model used and expected score. Especially the latter proved invaluable during the evaluation process to detect problems, ensuring a fair scoring of the models and thereby demonstrating the importance of metadata.

More information about the event can be found here.