BizWireTV Accelerator Report: Amazon Launches a $2.5 Million Socialbot Competition, and Introducing the First Pocket-Sized Business Advisor


Featuring Amazon, Remitly, and BRiN

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$AMZN #BizWireTV–On the latest BizWireTV
Accelerator Report
, Amazon introduces the Alexa Prize, an annual
university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of
conversational artificial intelligence (AI). It is challenging students
to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about
popular topics and news events.

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Also featured in the episode is this week’s startup standout, BRiN, the
world’s first personal business advisor in your pocket. The app uses
artificial intelligence to give entrepreneurs and business owners
personalized education on how to run a business.

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This week’s episode features:

Introduces the Alexa Prize: $2.5 Million to Advance Conversational
Artificial Intelligence

On the VC Watch:

Announces Additional $38 Million in Financing as It Expands into Latin
Retrieves $40 Million Round of Funding

This week’s startup standout:

Is the World’s First Business Advisor in Your Pocket

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