Some time back I wrote about that the Alexa Prize, a college contest in which participating teams are creating socialbots focused on progressing personal computer to human interaction. We’re currently in year two, going into the last stretch for 2018 and that I thought I’d give an update to everyone.
For those who aren't familiar, Alexa Prize teams utilize customer feedback to progress several regions of conversational AI, together with all the grand challenge being a socialbotthat could engage coherently for 20 minutes in a fun, high-quality conversation on popular topics such as entertainment, sports, technology, and fashion. Teams are thinking big about to make strides in areas including knowledge acquisition, natural language understanding and generation, context modeling, common sense reasoning, and preparation.
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On July 2, the eight 2018 Alexa Prize teams, from universities across the globe, entered the semifinals phase of the competition. In mid-August that the two teams with the greatest average customer evaluations will automatically progress to the finals round. At least one other group is going to be selected by Amazon according to scientific merit, coherence, interestingness, rate, and their socialbot ' s relevance. Even though a mix of innovation, passion, and creativity fuels groups, customer engagement is crucial for them to achieve their objectives. Your interactions and opinions will be crucial to helping teams continue to better their socialbots to the finals round.

Then you’ll be prompted to supply a evaluation and feedback. It is simple to try numerous socialbots just by saying”Alexa, let's talk” again.

To be a part of this conversation, simply say”Alexa allow 's chat” on any Alexa-enabled device and start your own Alexa Prize journey. To date, customers have logged thousands of hours of conversation with the eight different socialbots available.