Research in Focus: Conversational agents

Date

July 17, 2017

Speaker

Lucy Vanderwende, Bill Dolan, Alan Ritter

Affiliation

Microsoft, Microsoft, Ohio State University

Overview

Microsoft’s Lucy Vanderwende and Bill Dolan and Ohio State’s Alan Ritter talk about deep learning algorithms that help machines converse in lifelike ways, drawing from social media conversations. They talk about training AI to ask questions, speak, and respond like a person would, and what to expect next in this field.