The Challenge Voice
Welcome to the official blog of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge. Read the latest news and announcements and go behind-the-scenes with the Challenge team.
August 14, 2017

5 Teams Changing Diabetes Management: Meet DiaBetty

This is the first post in our Q&A series

A Q&A with Olu Ajilore, Co-Director, Adult/Neuroscience Research Track at University of Illinois at Chicago. His team developed DiaBetty, a virtual diabetes educator and at-home coach that is sensitive and responsive to the patient’s mood, enhancing patient skills for self-management
August 7, 2017

Inside the Innovators’ Boot Camp at Amazon

The 5 finalists head to Seattle to work with our experts

On July 25-26, the five finalists convened at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, WA for the Innovators’ Boot Camp. During this two-day program the finalists gained new insight and perspectives that will inform their solutions as they compete for the $125,000 grand prize.
July 28, 2017

21 Health & Voice Design Experts: Meet the Review Panel

Their expertise was pivotal in helping us identify the solutions

As the finalists work to iterate their concepts, we want to extend a big thank you to the 21 experts who make up our review panel.
July 13, 2017

Announcing our finalists: Five solutions show voice tech’s potential in diabetes care

We’ve reached the much-anticipated Alexa Diabetes Challenge finalist announcement. Today, we are proud to announce the five finalists whose concepts utilize artificial intelligence-powered technology, virtual coaching, personalized nutrition assistance, and even a smart foot scanner to improve the lives of those with type 2 diabetes. Each will receive $25,000 and 10,000 AWS promotional credits and advance to the Virtual Accelerator.