LLMs for Brain Health Hackathon 2023

From March 24 – 26, 2023, the Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Cluster hosted a hackathon at the UBC  Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. 34 participants in six teams explored the potential of ChatGPT and other LLMs to aid work in brain health. View and learn more about all the hackathon projects here.


Judging criteria was based on novelty, impact, usability, creativity and technical innovation, and polish.


PsycheCloak: The Ultimate Anonymization Solution for Psychological Interviews won first place, as a tool designed to anonymize in-depth psychology interview transcripts while preserving the integrity of the data. Using synthetic interview data generated by ChatGPT, the development team trained an LLM to anonymize transcripts. By replacing specific private details with a broader context, the transcript is more readable for natural processing analysis.

Learn more about PsycheCloak here.

Tied for second place were Brain Chat – A Brain Diagnostic Assistant Tool and MoCA-BOT: AI-Powered Self-Administered Cognitive Assessment, and third place was awarded to Remind.