What is Alquist?

Alquist is the name of the conversational AI developed by a bunch of students from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. This year, we compete for the second time in the finals of the Amazon’s Alexa Prize. Our task is to develop an AI able to hold fluent conversations with humans on any popular topic, such as movies, sports, or news. 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.

            We are in the finals again! - 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.

Our team

Jan Pichl  - Team leader 
Jan Šedivý  - Faculty Supervisor
Petr Marek
Martin Matulík


Jakub Konrád
Petr Lorenc


Most recent tweets

6 days ago
We are ready for #Christmas! Yes, we know it is a little bit early. But can you guess who is the best baker of our team? #Alquist #cookiecutter #3Dprint https://t.co/zkOGDtYfJu
3 weeks ago
Thanks @Amazon for very nice gifts. We assume it was meant for summer, even though these are the best things ever. 😍 #WinterIsComing #AlexaPrize https://t.co/uzxmW9Od6t

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