Introducing the Alexa Prize: .5 Million to Advance Conversational Artificial Intelligence

Registration is now open for universities to build a socialbot on Alexa and compete to win a $500,000 prize An additional $1 million prize for a socialbot that achieves the grand challenge of conversing coherently and engagingly with humans for 20 minutes SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced the Alexa Prize, an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). The goal of the inaugural competition is to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events. The team with the highest-performing socialbot will win a $500,000 prize. Additionally, a prize of $1 million will be awarded to the winning team’s university if their socialbot achieves the grand challenge of conversing coherently and engagingly with humans for 20 minutes.…


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