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For those who aren't familiar, Alexa Prize teams use customer feedback to advance several areas of conversational AI, with the grand challenge being a socialbotthat can engage coherently for 20 minutes at a fun, high quality conversation on popular subjects like entertainment, sports, technology, and fashion. Teams are thinking big about the way to make strides in regions including planning, natural language understanding and generation, context modeling, common sense reasoning, and knowledge acquisition.
To be part of this conversation, simply say”Alexa let's talk” on any Alexa-enabled apparatus and start your own Alexa Prize journey. Customers have logged thousands of hours of dialog with the eight unique socialbots currently available.

On July 2, the eight 2018 Alexa Prize teams, from universities around the globe, entered the semifinals phase of this contest. In mid-August that the 2 teams with the highest average customer evaluations will advance to the finals round. Amazon will selects at least one other group according to their socialbot's relevance, coherence, interestingness, rate, and merit. While a mixture of innovation, passion, and imagination fuels groups, customer participation is key for them to reach their objectives. Your interactions and feedback will be crucial to helping teams continue to better their socialbots into the finals round.

To end a conversation, just say”Stop.” Then you’ll be prompted to supply feedback and a verbal evaluation. It is simple to try multiple socialbots by simply stating”Alexa, let's chat” again.
A while back I wrote about that the Alexa Prize, a college competition where participating teams are producing socialbots focused on advancing computer to human interaction. We are now in year two, going into the last stretch for 2018 and I thought I would give an update to everybody.