GPT-4 Powered App Creation and Evals – Hackathon Wrap-Up

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From Feb 16 to 23, Truera hosted its second hackathon in partnership with OpenAI, Pinecone, Portkey and LabLabAI. We had over 1604 participants divided into 302 teams. Over a week, talented hackers used GPT-4, Trulens and complementary technologies to build and iterate on 56 LLM-based applications. Working with these teams to build their applications, a few themes emerged:

  • Theme 1: Beyond basic RAG. The teams that separated themselves from the pack innovated beyond question-answering RAG to define user flows and interactions meaningful for their use case.
  • Theme 2: Informed iteration. With TruLens in hand, hackers could quickly discover failure modes and optimize their apps. Teams evaluated different architectures, models and more to find a winning solution.
  • Theme 3: It’s not always necessary to optimize evaluation scores. Using TruLens, the teams were able to understand the tradeoffs between cost and response quality. This allowed them to find when GPT-3.5 was sufficient for their use case, and when GPT-4 was really needed – saving cost!

We received fantastic submissions but three really stood out. 

🥉Winner #3: SimpliMedi-Assist

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Team: Timothy Yeboah

SimpliMedi-Assist is an innovative and user-friendly application designed to facilitate the understanding of complex medical reports. It leverages sophisticated language models to translate difficult medical terms into accessible information for patients and non-medical professionals. In doing so, it empowers patients who may otherwise feel intimidated by medical jargon. Also, it promotes health literacy and strengthens the relationship between physicians and patients, which ultimately improves healthcare outcomes. 

🥈Winner #2: Conscious Click

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Team: Joey Wang

Conscious Click is a web application that helps fight internet addiction, which has become a global healthcare issue. Indeed, according to a study  doneIn 2010  8.2% of the US population suffered from internet addiction. A more recent study shows that 36.7% of the population in China is addicted to the internet because of COVID-19. Conscious Click leverages insights from Dr. Anna Lembkethe’ best seller “Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence” to build a coach assistant that offers customized 30-day plans to adjust a user’s level of dopamine. It is complemented by a chrome extension that tracks a user’s internet consumption and apps usage. If a user tries to watch a video which is not aligned with his goal, it will automatically block it. 

🥇Winner #1: CogniSmile

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Team: Mohamed Regaya, Yahya Samet, Mohamed Aziz Omezine, Aya Omezzine, Hachicha Mohamed

CogniSmile is an AI-powered storytelling app that creates personalized stories and artwork based on children’s preferences and drawings. Here’s how it works. First, kids select themes that they care about and make related drawings. Then, an AI model generates captivating stories based on their selected themes and drawings. In addition, they can turn these experiences into learning opportunities by using quizzes. This app has many benefits: 1) it stimulates kids’ imagination and creativity, and 2) it promotes literacy and language skills.

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