17 Nov 2016
MILA selected to compete in Amazon Alexa prize
A team at MILA has been selected as one of 12 sponsored participants in the Amazon Alexa chatbot challenge. The goal is to build a socialbot that can converse engagingly and coherently for 20 minutes. They will receive a stipend of 100 000 US$ to compete for the grand prize of up to 1.5M US$ which will be awarded in November 2017. The MILA team was selected among 100 applications from 22 countries, and is the only sponsored Canadian team in the competition.
Alexa Prize website
Global News Article