2nd place in the Alexa Prize 2018

Twice in a row, we have placed second the in the Alexa Prize competition out of more than 100 academic teams. In Nov. 2018 we have again received 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 here

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 eight 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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Most recent tweets

2 weeks ago
Conversational AI like #Alquist is rarely single program. 😮 #AI able to talk about any topic must consists of multiple programs. One program takes care for understanding of sentences, another plans what to say and there is also component which reads daily news. 🧐 #alexaprize https://t.co/Yafd42Osqz
3 weeks ago
Festival Prototyp in Brno connects technology and art. One of their exposition was a collection of @MitsukuChatbot dialogues displayed on a LED panel. It's great to see chatbots in the “art world” #art https://t.co/H4nl7rsCRe
1 month ago
" #Alquist, what do you think about the future of #AI?" Jakub is teaching Alquist such topics now. Is Alquist a good student? 🤓
"This will be a piece of cake for Alquist as soon as we create a database containing opinions. I'm creating it now." says Jakub. 🙂 #alexaprize https://t.co/2It25p5tRm

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