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Amazon launches $2.5 million Alexa Prize for college students building bots

Amazon announced the Alexa Prize this morning, a new annual challenge to create chatty bots. College students who build the best ‘socialbot’ will win a $500,000 prize. The bot that does the best job maintaining an engaging 20-minute conversation with humans will win $1 million for their university. Up to ten teams will be sponsored by Amazon and receive a $100,000 […]
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