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BizWireTV Accelerator Report: Amazon Launches a $2.5 Million Socialbot Competition, and Introducing the First Pocket-Sized Business Advisor

On the latest BizWireTV Accelerator Report , Amazon introduces the Alexa Prize, an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). It is challenging students to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events.

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Also featured in the episode is this week’s startup standout, BRiN, the world’s first personal business advisor in your pocket. The app uses artificial intelligence to give entrepreneurs and business owners personalized education on how to run a business.

Now available on BizWireTV’s new home on Tempo , the show serves as a preview of upcoming IPOs, scheduled earnings announcements, recent funding announcements, and trends to watch in the upcoming week.

This week’s episode features:

Amazon Introduces the Alexa Prize: $2.5 Million to Advance Conversational Artificial Intelligence (NASDAQ:AMZN)

On the VC Watch:

Remitly Announces Additional $38 Million in Financing as It Expands into Latin America

Rover.com Retrieves $40 Million Round of Funding

This week’s startup standout:

BRiN Is the World's First Business Advisor in Your Pocket

BizWireTV and BizWireTV Accelerator Report are hosted by Erin Ade . Tune in to watch Erin's reports for BizWireTV each Sunday and Friday on BizWireTV’s new home on Tempo .

The weekly schedule for BizWireTV episodes:

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BizWireTV Accelerator Report: Sunday at 3:00 pm ET

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