Publication date: 7 de September, 2023

NOVA LINCS team is among the five finalists selected for Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge 2

The TWIZ team supervised by João Magalhães, NOVA LINCS researcher from Multimodal Systems Group and Professor at the Computer Science Department in NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA, is among the five university teams selected to participate in the final live interactions phase challenge of Alexa Prize TaskBot competition.

The team members include Rafael Ferreira (team leader), Diogo Silva, Diogo Tavares, João Bordalo, Inês Simões, Rodrigo Valério, and is supervised by Profs João Magalhães and Prof. David Semedo.
The TWIZ team long-term vision is to move multimodal conversational AI closer to the way humans communicate and solve tasks. To achieve this long-term vision, the team aims to make multimodal conversations human-like, stimulating, and resilient to user ramblings.

During the finals phase, university teams implement their latest innovations and adjust their approach based on customer feedback.

Alexa Prize is a flagship industry-academic collaboration dedicated to accelerating the science of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and multimodal human-AI interactions. “Prize competitions provide an agile science experimentation framework for researchers and students, encouraging them to explore transformational ideas at the boundaries of what is achievable”, said Reza Ghanadan, senior principal scientist with Alexa AI and head of Alexa Prize.

More details here.