AI4Life Hackathon & Solvathon Summary Report

by Beatriz Serrano-Solano

After a highly successful 2nd General Assembly in Heidelberg, AI4Life took advantage of the gathered members and organized a Hackathon & Solvathon. The event was held from October 10th to 13th, 2023, with a total of 25 participants.

Two parallel events ran during this period:

  • Hackathon: Focused on building and deploying AI tools for bioimage analysis, enhancing scalability and FAIRness. Participants engaged in discussions, formed interest groups around projects, and collaborated on various web & cloud bioimage analysis topics.
    The Hackathon members participated in a number of projects:
    • EDAM & collaboration with AI4Life
    • Segment Anything in the BioEngine
    • Segment Anything in the BioImage Model Zoo
    • bioimageio Python packages
    • bioimageio uploader
    • ChatBot for the BioImage Model Zoo
    • Documentation improvement
    • Kubernetes BioEngine on Google Cloud
    • Semantic Segmentation of cartilaginous tissue
  • Solvathon: Experts from AI4Life and beyond worked together on the 8 selected open-call projects. Detailed progress updates on these projects will be shared soon.

Both tracks achieved remarkable outcomes. Stay tuned for the next event!

Pictures by Ayoub El Ghadraoui