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.

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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.

How can you use it?

You can use Alquist in a movie too. Alquist is a part of the experimental movie 'The Story of Alquist'. It is the first movie where you can talk with an AI narrator. Ask any questions to reveal the mystery and conclude the story!

Our team

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


Jakub Konrád
Petr Lorenc


Most recent tweets

2 days ago
What are the biggest #myths about #AI and why you shouldn't believe them? @Raduza0032 will explain it to you in her #talk!
4 days ago
Skvělý rozhovor o současném stavu @AI od Tomáše Mikolova. A děkujeme za zmínku! https://t.co/LhoXoMA7Qb

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