Alexa, Let's Talk

Alexa, Let's Talk

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 806 , Segment 4

Episode: Insect-Borne Diseases on the Rise, Predicting Poverty, Alexa Prize Challenge

  • May 7, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 23:35 mins

Guest: Nancy Fulda, Team Lead, BYU Alexa Prize Challenge, PhD Candidate in Computer Science Amazon’s Alexa is great at taking orders - she can tell you the weather or play your favorite podcast, but she won’t chat with you in any real way. She won’t laugh at your jokes or debate with you about who should with the NBA playoffs. Amazon hopes one day she will be capable of that. The Alexa Prize Challenge pits eight university teams against each other to come up with a bot that can hold a conversation. BYU has some skin in this game.

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