CIIR Team Selected for 2021 Alexa Prize Challenge


A team of UMass CICS / CIIR researchers was among 10 teams selected to compete in the 2021 prestigious Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge. According to Amazon, the year-long competition is “the first conversational AI challenge to incorporate multimodal (voice and vision) customer experiences.” The CIIR team has received $250,000 of funding from Amazon for their participation. Asst. Professor Hamed Zamani is the faculty advisor to the CIIR's student team in the competition. CIIR Phd alum Jeff Dalton's University of Glasgow team was also selected to participate in this challenge.