Professor Jan Sedivy on Winning the Alexa Prize SocialBot Challenge and 40 Years in Voice Tech – Voicebot Podcast Ep 225
Jan Sedivy is a Researcher at the Institute of Cybernetics and Robotics at the Czech Technical University (CTU) and a member of the faculty of electrical engineering. This is also his alma mater where he earned a PhD in 1983. Jan served as the faculty leader for Team Alquist from CTU which was the 2021 winner of the Amazon Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge.
After several years as an assistant professor focused on digital signal processing, he moved to IBM where he worked on speech recognition and language interaction for over 15 years. From there, he spent time at Google before returning to academia. He is also an advisor to several companies working on a range of solutions including virtual humans and mental health chatbots.
Show Notes – Jan Sedivy Interview – Czech Technical University
- Read more about the Alexa Prize win: Alexa Grand Challenge 4 Winner is Czech Technical University
- Follow Jan Sedivy on Twitter: @jansedivy
- Learn Team Alquist here: Alquistai.com
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