Alexa Prize 3

Who's going to be best picture in the Oscar?

The goal of our team is to make sure that the user can not just communicate with the bot on common topics, but also take part in a dialogue of a specific topic, for instance, about movie. That's why, when developing the DreamBot, we included a movie skill too. And now our bot can talk about movies, actors, film director, plots and give recommendations to the user based on his/her taste preferences. In general, movie topics are always popular. Movies can put us into the world of fantasy for a while, after watching a comedy, we can cheer up or after watching a motivational film we draw some conclusions.

What is the essence of this skill? 

In the process of the conversation, the bot finds out which genre, actor or film director the user likes and makes a personalized recommendation. And if the user says that he does not like one genre or another, for example, horror movies, then the bot will remember this fact and will no longer issue such films. During the dialogue with the bot, the user can get the following information about the film he/she is interested in: rating, cast, plot and duration of the movie, awards, soundtracks. Besides, the user can ask the bot's opinion, for example, whether it likes the film or not and what genres it prefers. The user can also ask it to tell him/her any facts about the actors, including little things about the movies. 

Аnd also an important event in the world of films will take place very soon. Guess what? What excites and thrills people today? Surely Oscar!!! After all, the award ceremony is coming soon and we will learn who is the best of the best. That's why we decided to "chat" with our DreamBot, and in the meantime to find out who it is betting on. 

USER: Hello!
DREAMBOT: Good Evening, this is an Alexa Prize Socialbot! How are you? 
USER: All is well! Let's talk about Oscar! What about the Oscars nominations? 
DREAMBOT: The following films participate in the nomination of the best picture: film Ford v Ferrari with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold; film The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff; film Jojo Rabbit with Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, and Chelsea Winstanley; film Joker with Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff; film Little Women with Amy Pascal; film Marriage Story with Noah Baumbach and David Heyman; film 1917 with Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougal; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino; Parasite with Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho. 

What is your favourite film? 

USER: Ford v Ferrari
DREAMBOT: Here is the fact about Ford v Ferrari from Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 American sports drama film
USER: Who is the best Oscars actor nomination?
DREAMBOT: The following actors participate in the nomination of the best actor: Antonio Banderas is an actor in Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo, 
next Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton, next Adam Driver is an actor in Marriage Story as Charlie Barber, next Joaquin Phoenix is an actor in Joker as Arthur Fleck and Jonathan Pryce is an actor in The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
USER: Hmm… And who will win the Oscars? What do you think about that?
DREAMBOT: I think all candidates have good chances, it's especially interesting what will happen in the nominations for the best picture and also for the best director and also for the best actor and also for the best actress.
USER: Oh, sure! Who claims to be the best Oscars director?
DREAMBOT: The following film directors participate in the nomination of the best director: Martin Scorsese is a director of The Irishman, next Todd Phillips is a director of Joker, next Sam Mendes is a director of 1917, next Quentin Tarantino a director of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Bong Joon-ho is a director of Parasite
USER: -.-
DREAMBOT: Do you know, that the Oscars goodie bag contains $148,000 worth of gifts?
USER: Are you really?
DREAMBOT: Really really! What if I told you I know something more? For example, nearly a third of this year's nominees are women — the highest proportion ever.
USER: Wow! I can't wait for the results!
DREAMBOT: Just a little more...

Soon we will tell you many more interesting things!!