Intelligent speakers are now paving the way in the AI scene. Alquist, a social chatbot designed by the Czech Technical University team of students under the leadership of Jan Šedivý from CIIRC CTU, has won two second places and one third place in a row in the Amazon Alexa Prize competition, while beating more than a hundred international academic teams.
Jan Šedivý reviewed the competition and its primary motivations but his main focus remained with the Alquist team’s expertise, which embraces several disciplines, such as Conversational AI, Dialogue Management, Linguistics, Audio design, Creative writing, and many more. Šedivý will also explain the development of the dialogues for favourite conversational topics. Finally he will discuss the plans of how to turn Alquist into a product.
The discussion was chaired by Dr. Michael Londesborough.
Watch the video recording from the event. The event was hosted by the Czech Centres