2020 Funded PhD and Research Assistantship Openings – Conversational Artificial Intelligence

At the Signals and Interactive Systems Lab (University of Trento, Italy) we are looking for highly motivated and talented graduate students to join our research team and work on Conversational Artificial Intelligence. Conversational Artificial Intelligence includes the following research areas: - Natural Language Understanding - Conversational Modeling and Systems - Machine Learning - Affective...

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Seminar – December 3, 2019 @ 4pm – Speech Recognition: What’s Left?

Title:  Speech Recognition:  What’s Left? Speaker: Prof. Michael Picheny ( New York University ) – IEEE Industry Distinguished Speaker Date :December 3 Time :16:00 Room: B103 ( Povo 2 ) Abstract Recent speech recognition advances on the SWITCHBOARD corpus suggest that because of recent advances in Deep Learning, we now achieve Word Error Rates comparable to human listeners. Does this mean...

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Seminar – September 24, 2019 @ 12pm – Spoken Dialogue System based on Incremental Language Understanding and Knowledge Acquisition

Speaker: Koichiro Yoshino, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Title: Spoken Dialogue System based on Incremental Language Understandingand Knowledge Acquisition Date: September 24, 2019 Time: 12 pm Room: Garda, DISI Abstract: Most of the recent dialogue systems are based on pre-defined ontology and turn-based dialogue management. However, a new framework based on incremental...

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Seminar – September 3, 2019 @ 11am – Mobile technology as access technology: Enhancing spatial awareness for blind travelers.

Title: Mobile technology as access technology: Enhancing spatial awareness for blind travelers. Speaker: Prof. Roberto Manduchi, U. Santa Cruz Date: September 3 Time: 11:00 am Room : GARDA room, Povo 1, DISI   Abstract Moving about in an unfamiliar environment requires continuous visual processing: we examine our surroundings, figure out where we need to go, track our own position, find...

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Seminar – April 9, 2019 @ 9.30 AM – Vocal Interaction with ‘Intelligent’ Machines: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Title: Vocal Interaction with ‘Intelligent’ Machines: Are We Nearly There Yet? When: April 9, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM Where: Room B104 ( Povo 2 ) Speakers : Roger Moore ( U Sheffield )   Abstract Recent years have seen considerable progress in the deployment of ‘intelligent’ communicative agents such as Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Such...

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Seminar – April 1, 2019 @ 2.30 PM – Breaking the Natural Language Understanding pipeline

When: April 1, 2019 Time: 2:30-4:30pm Where: Room A204 ( Povo ) Speakers : Prof. Frédéric Béchet , U. Aix Marseille   Abstract Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is the process of producing semantic interpretations from words and other linguistic events that are automatically detected in a text document or a speech signal. The kind of semantic model used to express the interpretation of a...

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