Amazon is giving college kids a chance to win up to $2.5 million with a voice-controlled app (AMZN)
|09/29/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
If you’re in college and have the chops to build an Alexa-based “socialbot,” Amazon wants your help — so much so that the company’s launching a new year-long contest for a chance to tap into a prize pool worth $2.5 million.
The contest is called Alexa Prize, named after Amazon’s voice-recognition technology, Alexa, which powers a number of voice-controlled devices, including its super popular speaker Echo.
The goal of the contest, only open to college students, is to build the best possible conversational app using Alexa that can talk about popular topics and news events without sounding like a machine.
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