Alexa Prize from Amazon within an Artificial Intelligence Competition Valued $250,000

Alexa Prize from Amazon within an Artificial Intelligence Competition Valued $250,000

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06 oct. 2020
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Amazon Incorporation is offering the Alexa Prize for university students all over the world. The Alexa Prize is a global competition for university students dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational AI. The Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge will competed for the fourth time since launching in 2017.

Competition Theme:-

  • The way humans interact with machines is at an inflection point and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is at the center of the transformation. Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, enables customers to interact with the world around them in a more intuitive way using only their voice.

  • The Socialbot Grand Challenge is focused on creating a socialbot, an Alexa skill that converses coherently and engagingly with humans on popular topics and news events. 

  • Participating teams will advance several areas of conversational AI including knowledge acquisition, natural language understanding, natural language generation, context modeling, commonsense reasoning, and dialog planning. 

  • Through the innovative work of students, Alexa customers will have a novel, engaging conversations. And, the immediate feedback from Alexa customers will help students improve their algorithms much faster than previously possible.

Challenge Requirements:

Competing teams will create socialbots that can converse coherently and engagingly for 20 minutes with humans on a range of current events and popular topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology, and fashion while earning a rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.

Benefits:

Selected university teams will receive a $250,000 research grant, Alexa-enabled devices, free Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support their development efforts, and access to other tools, data, and Alexa team support.

Conditions:

You must be a university student whether undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Competition Timeline:

  • September 9, 2020: Application period opens.
  • October 6, 2020: Application period closes.
  • October 2020: Competing teams announced.
  • Fall 2020: Teams onboarded.
  • November 2020: Competition begins.
  • July 2021: Finals
  • August 2021: Winners announced

About Amazon:

Amazon is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington. Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four companies in the information technology industry of the United States and has been referred to as one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world as well as the world's most valuable brand.

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