The first month of the competition is over. During this month 1,000 Participants enrolled in the challenge and submitted more than 1,350 submissions!
The public test set is relatively small (106 Segments), the first places are already reaching high scores, but be careful not to overfit the small public test set and assure that your model can generalize well. We encourage you to keep on and climb up (carefully) at the leaderboard.
In this kind of competition, sometimes the transition from the public phase to the private phase changes the leaderboard drastically. In the first MAFAT challenge, the winning 2nd place wasn’t even in the top 10 at the end of the public phase.
Also, remember that in this competition you are allowed to retrain your model during the private phase and you will have at the end of the public phase the labels of the public test set and also the full tracks of the public test set segments to use in your retrain.
For those who just started, one of the participants published an interesting blog-post in Medium about the competition and the dataset.
MAFAT Challenge Team