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Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 4

Congratulations to Team Alquist from the Czech Technical University.

Team Alquist from Czech Technical University won the Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 4 competition, and was awarded the $500,000 first prize for earning the top score in the finals competition.

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Although none of this year’s teams met the Grand Challenge, each finalist demonstrated impressive progress toward the goal. Alquist, the socialbot from CTU, earned first place with a 3.28 average rating, and an average finals’ competition interaction duration of 14 minutes and 14 seconds.

For the second consecutive year, Stanford University’s Chirpy Cardinal socialbot earned second-place honors and a $100,000 prize by achieving a 3.25 average rating, and an average of 13 minutes and 25 seconds of interaction duration. Proto, the socialbot from the University of Buffalo team, earned third-place honors with an average rating of 3.16, and an average of 14 minutes and 45 seconds of interaction duration.

Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 4

Key dates

September 9, 2020
Application period opens

October 23, 2020
Application period closes

October 2020
Competing teams announced

Fall 2020
Teams onboarded

November 2020
Competition begins

July 2021
Finals

August 2021
Winners announced

How to apply

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To accommodate proposers adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic to complete their applications, we are extending the submission deadline to October 23rd. In the interest of fairness, the University teams who have already submitted proposals may also use this additional time to update their proposals if they want to. All other Alexa Prize related dates (e.g. announcement of selected proposals) will remain the same.

Proceedings

Forward
Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge Year IV

Amazon Alexa Prize
Further advances in open domain dialog systems in the Fourth Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge

Czech Technical University in Prague - Alquist
Alquist 4.0: Towards social intelligence using generative models and dialogue personalization

Emory University - Emora
An approach to inference-driven dialogue management within a social chatbot

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - DREAM
DREAM Technical Report for the Alexa Prize 4

Polytechnic University of Madrid - Genuine2
Genuine2: An open domain chatbot based on generative models

Stanford University - Chirpy Cardinal
Neural, neural everywhere: controlled generation meets scaffolded, structured dialogue

Suny Buffalo - Proto
Proto: A neural cocktail for generating appealing conversations

University of California, Santa Cruz - Athena
Athena 2.0: Discourse and user modeling in open domain dialogue

University of Southern California - Viola
Viola: A topic agnostic generate-and-rank dialogue system

University of Texas at Dallas - CASPR
CASPR: A commonsense reasoning-based conversational socialbot

You can also download all of the papers in one .zip file.

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