“Gunrock” is among eight teams named to compete in Amazon’s worldwide Alexa Prize. The team received $250,000, and computing resources from Amazon and is competing a $3.5 million final prize to advance conversational artificial intelligence.  https://developer.amazon.com/alexaprize

The Alexa Prize is an Amazon-funded student competition created to advance conversational Artificial Intelligence. Competition prizes total $2.5 Million.
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