Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes interaction with machines possible through voice and text platforms, and is a rapidly growing research area. It is estimated that 16% of adults in the US own and regularly use smart speakers, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home (NPR & Edison research).
These Conversational AI Systems have experienced a revolution over the past decade, moving from being completely handcrafted to using “intelligent” data-driven machine learning methods.
In her Inaugural Lecture, Professor Verena Rieser will review current developments including her work on using reinforcement learning and deep learning models - and evaluate these methods in the light of her team’s success in the global Amazon Alexa Challenge, where Heriot-Watt was the only UK university to reach the final three.
Refreshment from 3.30pm and tall begins at 4pm. Followed by a drinks reception and a robot demo!
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