We are excited to introduce the ten teams selected to compete for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3! Teams submitted applications that demonstrated a contribution to the scientific field, strong technical merit to their proposed approach, and novel ideas to address the challenges of conversational AI.
The Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge will be competed for the third time since launching in 2017. A multimillion-dollar university challenge to advance human-computer interaction, 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. 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.