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What is Hi!ckathon by Hi! Paris ?

The Hi!ckathon is the first data event set by Hi! Paris, the brand new interdisciplinary center in AI and Data Analytics

Share your bright insights for the future

The Hi!ckathon will give you the opportunity to be part of one founding event for a future worldwide research center in Data and AI

By joining the Hi!ckathon, you will build interdisciplinary teams to broaden your reflection and answer the complex issues you will be facing.

A reflection around environmental issues

The Hi!ckathon will give participants the opportunity to reflect on a key issue for our future : AI for energy efficiency

So come and put your skill in service of a societal and environmental issues related to the use of Data and AI !

An intense 2 days experience

The Hi!ckathon will take place from March 12 evening untill March 14 evening.

Participants will be allowed to gather their teams in one of the many rooms booked for the event across IP Paris partner schools !

Sponsored by major companies

Major companies will enrich the challenge thanks to their expertise : onboarding videos, teams coaching during the event and more importantly : you will work on some issues they’ve been facing

They will also come and reward your work during a special ceremony on March 15

Hi!ckathon key steps

Friday, March 12th
7.30 p.m

Kickoff ceremony

School and corporate representatives will welcome you during this special opening ceremony and officially launch the competition !


After the ceremony, you will start your two days journey through the Hi!ckathon. 
Coaches from the sponsors will help you build your innovative solutions. 
By the end of the event, you will have built a data science model, a  scientific procedure document, and a video of your business project. 

March 12th 9.00 p.m 

March 14th 8.00 p.m

Monday, March 15th

8.00 p.m

Closing ceremony

After two intensive days, it will be time for you to enjoy your reward and reflect on the strong human experience you have been going through.

The Hi!ckathon is a unique competition that will bring together students from all IP Paris and HEC Paris

Meet insightful people

The Hi!ckathon is open to all students from IP Paris and HEC Paris ! 

One of the great ambition of the challenge is to build synergy between major Business school and Engineering schools to meet the complex challenge of Data and its impact on society

Build interdisciplinary teams

The Hi!ckathon will challenge your ability to work with people from different background.

Interdisciplinarity will be a key element for this Hi!Ckathon, which will ask you to project yourself in a market context as well as producing a data science model

The theme : AI for energy efficiency

When it comes to using AI to be more respectful of Environment, one must not forget the whole picture as the extensive use of AI in itself can be harmful.
In that context, the Hi!ckathon will require you to balance performance and energy consumption of your model

AI for Energy efficiency

Recent breakthroughs in AI can be a decisive enabler to allow company to investigate the prospects of more efficient energy consumption : power grid management, energy storage, energy forecasting…

Frugal AI

Training AI is an energy intensive process. The carbon footprint of an AI model can rise up to five times the consumption of a car during its lifetime, making it essential to consider a more “Frugal AI”

Hi!ckathon registration process

Individual registration

Register for the Hi!ckathon by clicking the link below !

The registration form will require you to describe your skills to better match you with other participants

Team building

Upon registering, you can start to build your interdisciplinary team. To meet with your future colleagues from all IP Paris and HEC, you can join the dedicated Slack 

(joining Slack is optional)

Team validation

Once your team is set up, just mail the organizing team  with your team composition 

Click below to discover the mail template  and instructions to contact us 

Featured articles and videos

It’s time to talk about the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

This article by "anthropocenemagazine.org/ " presents initiatives and suggestions on how to start building more responsible Data Science Model

It’s time to talk about the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

Abstract : “Deep learning” algorithms are usually evaluated in terms of accuracy—but some researchers say they should also be judged on their environmental impact."
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"Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes"

This article by technologyreview.com highlights the environmental cost of training Ai Models by showing compelling comparisons.

"Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes"

Abstract : "Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint."
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Training AIs doesn’t have to hurt (the planet)

This article by Gunnar Menzel (Capgemini) highlights the rising environmental cost of training AI models and suggests some guidelines to address the issue

Training AIs doesn’t have to hurt (the planet)

Abstract : Bedazzled as we are by the myriad new advances it enables – from speech recognition to self-driving cars – few among us notice and even fewer seem willing to discuss AI’s dirty little secret.
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Hi!ckathon sponsors

Hi! Paris relies on a phillanthropy model that allows the centre to invest and become a worldwide competitor amongst top academic institutions.
Total, Capgemini, l’OREAL, Kering and Rexel are involved in the center to further that role and share their experience.

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