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

A while back I wrote about the Alexa Prize, a university competition where participating teams are producing socialbots focused on advancing computer to human interaction. We are currently in year two, going into the last stretch for 2018 and that I thought I would give an update to everyone.
You will then be prompted to supply opinions and a verbal rating. You can easily try numerous socialbots just by stating”Alexa, let's chat” again.
On July 2, the eight 2018 Alexa Prize teams, from universities across the globe, entered the semifinals phase of this competition. In mid-August that the 2 teams with the greatest average customer evaluations will automatically progress to the finals round. At least the other group is going to be chosen by Amazon based on coherence their socialbot worth, interestingness, speed, and scientific merit. Even though a mixture of innovation, innovation, and creativity fuels groups, customer engagement is key for them to achieve their objectives. Your interactions and feedback will be crucial to assisting teams continue to improve their socialbots into the finals round.

Teams are thinking big about to make strides in areas including knowledge acquisition, natural language understanding and generation, context modeling, common sense reasoning, and planning.