2nd ConvAI - NIPS Conversational Intelligence Challenge
The Second Edition of NIPS Conversational Intelligence Challenge was a variation of the famous Turing test. During the competition people were randomly connected with other people or bots and made a conversation about their hobbies, work, family, etc. The aim of the competition was to compare and develop state-of-the-art methods for non-goal-oriented dialogue systems (chit-chat models). The task was, conditioned on a persona, to chit-chat to get to know the other speaker.
The organizing team comes from multiple groups — Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (as known as DeepPavlov.ai), Facebook AI Research, Université de Montréa, McGill, and Carnegie Mellon University.