Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 1
Congratulations to Team Sounding Board from the University of Washington.
Winner: Team Sounding Board, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
With an average score of 3.17 and average duration of 10 minutes and 22 seconds, Team Sounding Board will share the $500,000 prize among the student team members.
Second: Team Alquist, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Team Alquist will share a $100,000 prize among the student team members.
Third: Team What's Up Bot, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Team What's Up Bot will share a $50,000 prize among the student team members.
The Alexa Prize Proceedings publishes the research in Conversational AI resulting from the pursuit of the Alexa Prize competition goals.
Amazon works closely with university teams to provide a testbed for research to address the challenges with Dialog Management, Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Contextual Modeling, Commonsense Reasoning and Response Generation, and these proceedings seek to capture the advances in those areas that result from these efforts. Authors are free to make additional hardcopy publishing arrangements, but Amazon will not produce hardcopies of these volumes.
Amazon Alexa Prize
Conversational AI: The Science Behind The Alexa Prize
Carnegie Mellon University - CMU Magnus
Building CMU Magnus from User Feedback
Carnegie Mellon University - RubyStar
A Non-Task-Oriented Mixture Model Dialog System
Czech Technical University - Alquist
The Alexa Prize Socialbot
Emory University - EmersonBot
Information-Focused Conversational AI Emory University at the Alexa Prize 2017 Challenge
Heriot-Watt University - Alana
Social Dialogue using an Ensemble Model and a Ranker trained on User Feedback
Princeton University - Pixie
A Social Chatbot
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Wise Macaw
A Two-Layer Dialogue Framework For Authoring Social Bots
Seoul National University - Chatty Chat
A Chatbot by Combining Finite State Machine, Information Retrieval, and Bot-Initiative Strategy
University of California Berkeley - Eigen
A Step Towards Conversational AI
University of California Santa Cruz - SlugBot
An Application of a Novel and Scalable Open Domain Socialbot Framework
University of Edinburgh - Edina
Building an Open Domain Socialbot with Self-dialogues
University of Montreal - Mila Team
The Octopus Approach to the Alexa Competition: A Deep Ensemble-based Socialbot
University of Trento - Roving Mind
A balancing act between open–domain and engaging dialogue systems
University of Washington - Sounding Board
University of Washington’s Alexa Prize Submission
You can also download all of the papers in one .zip file.