16 Jul

This episode shares Dr. Choi's answers to interview questions from the Alexa Prize this year. Each question is spoken in a female voice, followed by Dr. Choi. We hope this will give you a better idea of why we are developing a socialbot. Enjoy!

Sarah Finch, James Finch, Han He, Daniil Huryn, Mack Hutsell, Sophy Huang, and Brandon Zhou are mentioned in this episode.



  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:03] Introduce yourself, your team, and school program. What role do you play on the team?
  • [01:43] Why did you choose the field of AI? What sparked your interest?
  • [03:21] How did you hear about the Alexa Prize? What interested you about the competition?
  • [04:11] How did you assemble your team? What skills and qualities were you looking for in team mates?
  • [05:24] What is the name of your team and how did you choose the name?
  • [06:05] How did your team approach designing and building your socialbot? Where did you start and how did this evolve over time?
  • [08:02] What was some of the most surprising feedback that you received from peers during this process?
  • [08:41] What was the most challenging part of this project? Did you encounter any obstacles or roadblocks during this process? How did you overcome them?
  • [09:37] What was the most rewarding part of this project?
  • [10:21] Do you have a favorite memory of this project? Or an aha moment when things came together for you or your team?
  • [11:01] Do you think you’re going to win? Why or why not?
  • [11:42] Do you have any final things that you would like to share or say?
  • [12:44] Outro
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