A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate conversation with humans via messaging, text, or speech, and they are becoming increasingly popular in healthcare.

The global chatbox market is expected to reach $1.23 billion by 2025, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.3%. As of 2018, 15 percent of American adults say they have used a chatbot to interact with a company in the prior 12 months. This is almost precisely the same percentage of Americans who own a smart speaker (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, et al.) as of January 2018.

Think you can build one? We have a challenge for you:

The Toehold Learning Chatbot Challenge invites professionals working at care facilities to build their own bots, and to learn by doing. There is no coding required to enter, and the challenge is open to everyone (unless you build chatbots professionally).

The Toehold Learning Chatbot Challenge encourages creativity, teamwork, and project-based training.

The prizes are:

  1. 1,200 for First Place
  2. 600 for Second Place
  3. 300 for Third Place
  4. All Semi-finalists win 100 Lifetime Toehold Learning Memberships for their organization. ($2999/year value)

Public voting will determine the semi-finalists.

The winners will be selected by industry experts! And you know this judge…

Bob Gold Headshot

Bob Gold will be one of three judges that will determine the final winner of the challenge!

Important dates:
Submission: August 31, 2018
Public Voting: September 7-14, 2018
Challenge Event (online): September 21, 2018 @ 2pm EDT

Enter the Toehold Learning Chatbot Challenge

To see the full contest rules and to enter, click the button below.

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