Two Times Second Place and One Time Third Place Winner of Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge

Three times in a row, we succeeded in Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge. We placed two times on the second place and one time on the third place of this global university competition and won an award of $100k during the Las Vegas re:Invent conference. We have been competing with our social bot Alquist. If you are an owner of an Echo device, you can experience the conversation saying “Alexa lets chat.” Read more

What is Alquist?

Alquist is the name of the social bot developed by a team of students from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. Alquist is an advanced Conversational AI bot carrying an entertaining and engaging conversation with humans on popular topics, such as movies, sports, news, etc. The name of our socialbot refers to the theatre play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, in which the word robot was used for the first time. Read more here

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Alquist is an established set of NLP algorithms conducting thousands of dialogs a day. We are day by day accumulating how humans communicate, what are their preferences, what they like. We have mastered many of the intricate details of conducting smooth, engaging and entertaining dialogs. We have developed different ways how to include the latest interesting or fun facts surfacing on the Internet to dialogs. If you need help with your product let us know. Read more here

Try it now

You can try Alquist by saying  “Alexa, let’s chat.” to your Echo device. You will be connected to one of the three competing chatbots. Alquist is one of them but it needs to stay anonymous.

Alquist supported movie

We have also used the Alquist technology to develop a sample of an interactive movie 'The Story of Alquist'. It is the first movie where you can experience the multimodal interaction. Talk with an AI narrator. Ask any questions to reveal the mystery and conclude the story! It runs in Chrome, it also runs on Android.

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5 days ago
We want to thank @CIIRCCTU, @CVUTFEL, @FIT_CTU, and @CVUTPraha for your support. 😊 https://t.co/84lAOiJBmR
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It is our pleasure to announce that Alquist ended on the 3rd🥉 place in #AlexaPrize 2020. 🏆 🥳 Thank you for all your support. 😊
We are happy not only due to our placement but also because of the scientific breakthrough we achieved with #Alquist. 🙂

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5 days ago
It is our pleasure to announce that Alquist ended on the 3rd🥉 place in #AlexaPrize 2020. 🏆 🥳 Thank you for all your support. 😊
We are happy not only due to our placement but also because of the scientific breakthrough we achieved with #Alquist. 🙂

Foto © Ryszawy ČVUT https://t.co/LAiy17TBYM

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