HEAR 2021 Begins!

Welcome to HEAR 2021! The first Holistic Evaluation of Audio Representations!


  • May 10, 2021 - Competition begins.
  • October 15, 2021 - Deadline for final submissions of models.
  • October 16, 2021 - Secret evaluation datasets and code are released.
  • November 15, 2021 - Announce results.
  • November 30, 2021 - Deadline for final submission of brief (4 page) paper describing the submission. Participants are free to additionally include fine-tuning the pretrained weights from their own compute resources.
  • December 13-14, 2021 - Presentation of the challenge results at NeurIPS.

The organizing team is currently developing a starter dev-kit which will include a starter model, several datasets, and evaluation code to get you up and running. We will be releasing these in about a month. The datasets for the main competition evaluation will remain secret.

We will be announcing further updates to the competition here as well as on our low-volume mailing list and on our twitter.

While we are finalizing the start-kit, make sure to review the API specification for the model and get a head start on developing! HEAR 2021 NeurIPS Challenge · Neural Audio AI

Feel free to post any questions here too.

Hi there, this challenge looks exciting! When can we expect the starter dev kit and where will it be available?

@ElliotStein thank you for your interest! We are first going to roll out the initial leaderboard, and then will release a starter dev kit.

We’d love to hear more about your participation in the challenge? Feel free to send us an email at deep@neuralaudio.ai if you want to chat more privately.