Human Machine Dialogue

Master in Artificial Intelligence Systems

Robots that can talk or chat with humans are becoming pervasive in many industry and consumer domains. Artificial Intelligent Systems (AIS) using natural language can interact with human and operate in command-and-control, information retrieval or cooperative decision-support tasks. In this course we review the basic principles of human computer interaction and then address the fundamental structures of a human conversation. We derive the concepts from conversation linguistics, discourse analysis to describe computational dialogue models, dialogue system architectures and their evaluation. In the second part of the course we provide methodologies for the design of conversational agents, data-driven training, design tools and a project-based lab addressing real use cases.

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