A while back I wrote about that the Alexa Prize, a university competition where engaging teams are creating socialbots focused on progressing personal computer to individual interaction. We’re currently in year two, heading into the last stretch for 2018 and I thought I’d give an update to everyone.

To find out more about this Alexa Prize, go to: www.alexaprize.com
To end a conversation, just say”Stop.” You will be prompted to supply feedback and a verbal evaluation. It is simple to try multiple socialbots just by stating”Alexa, allow 's chat” again.

In mid-August that the two teams with the average customer evaluations will automatically progress to the finals round. Amazon will selects at least the other team based on their socialbot's relevance, coherence, interestingness, rate, and scientific merit. Even though a mix of innovation, passion, and creativity fuels groups, customer participation is key for them to reach their goals. Your interactions and feedback will be critical to assisting teams continue to better their socialbots into the finals round.

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