Jan Sedivy is a legend in the voice AI space, with vast experience working on speech systems at IBM and Google. He recently guided the Czech Technical University team in winning the Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 4; a competition where contestants from Universities across the globe aimed to design a conversational AI that’s able to hold a conversation for 20 minutes.Jan joins us to share the journey through the Alexa Prize, how the team approached the project, lessons learned and conversation design tips geared to increase engagement with AI bots. He also shares some insights from his career in voice tech and his latest venture, Promethist AI.LinksFlowstorm.aiPromethist.aiTalk to PoppyConnect with Jan on LinkedInPresented by DeepgramDeepgram is a Speech Company whose goal is to have every voice heard and understood. We have revolutionized speech-to-text (STT) with an End-to-End Deep Learning platform. This AI architectural advantage means you don’t have to compromise on speed, accuracy, scalability, or cost to build the next big idea in voice. Our easy-to-use SDKs and APIs allow developers to quickly test and embed our STT solution into their voice products. For more information, visit:Deepgram websiteDeepgram on LinkedInDeepgram on Twitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.