A while back I wrote about the Alexa Prize, a college contest where engaging teams are producing socialbots focused on progressing computer to human interaction. We’re now in year two, heading into the last stretch for 2018 and that I thought I’d give everybody an update.
To find out more about the Alexa Prize, visit: www.alexaprize.com

To finish a conversation, just say”Stop.” You will then be prompted to supply a verbal evaluation and feedback. It is simple to try multiple socialbots by simply saying”Alexa, let's chat” again.
For those who aren't familiar, Alexa Prize teams use customer feedback to advance several regions of conversational AI, together with the grand challenge being a socialbotthat can engage coherently for 20 minutes at an enjoyable, high quality conversation on popular topics like entertainment, sports, technology, and fashion. Teams are thinking about the way to make strides in areas including common sense reasoning, natural language understanding and generation, context modeling, knowledge acquisition, and conversation planning big.

To be a part of the dialog, just say”Alexa let's chat” on any Alexa-enabled apparatus and begin your own Alexa Prize journey. Customers have already logged thousands of hours of conversation with the eight socialbots available.

In mid-August the two teams with the highest customer evaluations will automatically advance to the finals round. Amazon will selects at least one group based on coherence their socialbot worth, interestingness, rate, and merit. Even though a mix of innovation, passion, and imagination fuels groups, customer engagement is crucial for them to reach their goals. Your interactions and feedback will be critical to helping teams continue to better their socialbots to the finals round.