Amazon has announced the Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 5 (SGC5), the latest in an ongoing university challenge focused on creating conversational socialbots that can speak coherently and engagingly with humans for 20 minutes on a range of current events and topics.
The Alexa Prize, launched in 2016, is a competition for university students dedicated to advancing the field of conversational AI. To meet the Grand Challenge, teams must earn a composite score of 4.0 or higher (out of 5) user rating and, in the final round, have judges find that at least two-thirds of their conversations with the socialbot remain coherent and engaging for 20 minutes.
In the most recent challenge, Team Alquist from Czech Technical University won the Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 4 competition, and was awarded the $500,000 first prize for earning the top score in the finals competition.
Although none of last year’s teams met the Grand Challenge, each finalist demonstrated impressive progress toward the goal.
Teams interested in applying must have a YouNoodle account, and complete the form below. Applications are open July 6-Oct. 5, 2022.