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Designing and Developing Lifelike, Engaging Lifestyle Coaching Agents and Scenarios for Multiparty Coaching Interaction

Gerwin Huizing, Randy Klaassen, Dirk Heylen
2018 International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems  
To work towards this goal, work has been done on character and personality design for an initial set of lifestyle coaching agents and defined initial interaction scenarios.  ...  as compared to a single agent approach to coaching interactions with older adults?  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are indebted to the Council of Coaches team, and specifically the members of the CDTF for their work on character and personality design of the coaches and scenario development.  ... 
dblp:conf/atal/HuizingKH18 fatcat:yfod25xy7vc6jlalpbcp27uiqq

Social Signals of Cohesion in Multi-party Interactions

Reshmashree B. Kantharaju, Catherine Pelachaud
2021 Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents  
Group conversation is a frequently used form of communication for exchanging ideas and making decisions.  ...  Finally we present a preliminary evaluation conducted using the prominent cues to simulate a cohesive group of agents. CCS CONCEPTS • Human-centered computing → Collaborative and social computing.  ...  We would like to thank our collaborators at University of Dundee, Roessingh Research and Development and University of Twente for the design and recording of the PCC corpus.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3472306.3478362 fatcat:gbxvdiukvfdkpdzozw3t5lmwnm

$NLP: How to spend a billion dollars

Robert Dale
2022 Natural Language Engineering  
AbstractFunding for AI start-ups in general is booming, and natural language processing as a subfield has not missed out.  ...  We take a closer look at early-stage funding over the last year—just over US$1B in total—for companies that offer solutions that are based on or make significant use of NLP, providing a picture of what  ...  CAI toolkits Perhaps surprisingly, there still appears to be space in the market for yet more chatbot and conversational agent development tools.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1351324921000450 fatcat:bq526n46fncahpf6qfkjtv4jvq

Explainable Representations of the Social State: A Model for Social Human-Robot Interactions [article]

Daniel Hernández García, Yanchao Yu, Weronika Sieińska, Jose L. Part, Nancie Gunson, Oliver Lemon, Christian Dondrup
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose a minimum set of concepts and signals needed to track the social state during Human-Robot Interaction.  ...  We look into the problem of complex continuous interactions in a social context with multiple humans and robots, and discuss the creation of an explainable and tractable representation/model of their social  ...  The ideas presented here, therefore, constitute a first step towards building a decision-making architecture for multiparty HRI and will be used as the basis for future work on SARs in healthcare.  ... 
arXiv:2010.04570v1 fatcat:wdpp3nke2veorp3fua4c2pulvy

Report from the NSF Future Directions Workshop, Toward User-Oriented Agents: Research Directions and Challenges [article]

Maxine Eskenazi, Tiancheng Zhao
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This USER Workshop was convened with the goal of defining future research directions for the burgeoning intelligent agent research community and to communicate them to the National Science Foundation.  ...  In the breakout sessions that followed, the participants defined the main research areas within the domain of intelligent agents and they discussed the major future directions that the research in each  ...  Agents will need a flexible and robust dialog policy to handle a wide range of user types.  ... 
arXiv:2006.06026v1 fatcat:h2hbe4cr6vajvca4oqkfrmf5oa

Blockchain for AI: Review and Open Research Challenges

Khaled Salah, M. Habib Ur Rehman, Nishara Nizamuddin, Ala Al-Fuqaha
2019 IEEE Access  
AI, on the other hand, offers intelligence and decision-making capabilities for machines similar to humans. In this paper, we present a detailed survey on blockchain applications for AI.  ...  Blockchain technology has the ability to automate payment in cryptocurrency and to provide access to a shared ledger of data, transactions, and logs in a decentralized, secure, and trusted manner.  ...  The decentralization of learning model development process is a feasible approach in order to develop resource-efficient learning models for client applications [58] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2018.2890507 fatcat:ikgb5ov7kzecdgehdyychbqz3e

A Survey of Self-Sovereign Identity Ecosystem

Reza Soltani, Uyen Trang Nguyen, Aijun An, Clemente Galdi
2021 Security and Communication Networks  
This survey takes a journey through the origin of identity, defining digital identity and progressive iterations of digital identity models leading up to self-sovereign identity.  ...  Self-sovereign identity is the next evolution of identity management models.  ...  Conversely a permissionless blockchain allows for anyone to write to the blockchain.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/8873429 fatcat:r4g3lp5dzbhsfap7c6b7pd4rau

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2020 Workshop Program

Grace Bang, Guy Barash, Ryan Bea, Jacques Cali, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Xin Chen, Niyati Chhaya, Rachel Cummings, Rohan Dhoopar, Sebastijan Dumanci, Huáscar Espinoza, Eitan Farchi (+29 others)
2020 The AI Magazine  
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2020 Workshop Program included twenty-three workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence.  ...  The earlier challenges focused on developing a single component for dialog-state tracking on goal-oriented human-machine conversations.  ...  information-seeking conversational agent would learn to sequentially ask a user the questions eliciting the most signal about their preferences.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v41i4.7398 fatcat:r6bw77vy4zgmrbgyuvsjs5knta

Sustainable Verbal and Non-verbal Human-Robot Interaction Through Cloud Services [article]

Lucrezia Grassi, Carmine Tommaso Recchiuto, Antonio Sgorbissa
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Developers are provided with a sustainable solution to manage verbal and non-verbal interaction through a network connection, with about 3,000 topics of conversation ready for "chit-chatting" and a library  ...  This article presents the design and the implementation of CAIR: a cloud system for knowledge-based autonomous interaction devised for Social Robots and other conversational agents.  ...  This mechanism leads to a fully personalized representation of the user's attitude towards all concepts in the TBox to be used for conversation.  ... 
arXiv:2203.02606v1 fatcat:vsphjiosgfgqldjm5nd4qjfble

Model Transformations to Leverage Service Networks [chapter]

Marina Bitsaki, Olha Danylevych, Willem-Jan A. M. van den Heuvel, George D. Koutras, Frank Leymann, Michele Mancioppi, Christos N. Nikolaou, Mike P. Papazoglou
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we introduce a semi-automatic model transformation approach for creating the abstract business processes that take place between trading partners from models of service networks, assuming  ...  The Internet has catered for the transformation of traditional "stovepiped" service companies into global service networks fostering coproduction of value to more effectively and efficiently satisfy the  ...  Section 3 then introduces a realistic running example of a service network for customer-and network fault handling.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01247-1_10 fatcat:4jacpa5335gd7h6vjuvco5onua

Towards a Privacy Research Roadmap for the Computing Community [article]

Lorrie Cranor, Tal Rabin, Vitaly Shmatikov, Salil Vadhan, Daniel Weitzner
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Failure to address these concerns can lead to a loss of trust in the private and public institutions that handle personal data, and can stifle the independent thought and expression that is needed for  ...  We hope that it will be useful to the agencies of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program as they develop a joint National Privacy Research Strategy over  ...  Thus, research on cryptography and secure systems should work together towards the development of end-to-end privacy solutions. E.  ... 
arXiv:1604.03160v1 fatcat:lidx4qqa45gfrgosotplm3h3ki

Exploring Healthcare Professionals' Use of Narrative Mediation Approaches to Address Disclosure and Apology in the Aftermath of Medical Errors

Gerald Monk, Stacey Sinclair, Michael Nelson
2016 Narrative and Conflict Explorations in Theory and Practice  
The paper identifies a handful of programs and models that provide disclosure and apology training and argues for the unique contributions of narrative mediation to assist health care professionals to  ...  Using a narrative analysis this paper explores the cultural barriers in the United States healthcare environment that impede health care providers from engaging in restorative conversations with patients  ...  The mediator invites the parties to give an overview of their concerns and develops an externalizing conversation about these concerns.  ... 
doi:10.13021/g81600 fatcat:emborr3qqzdmfcjri7g7stfqba

Knowledge-Grounded Dialogue Flow Management for Social Robots and Conversational Agents [article]

Lucrezia Grassi, Carmine Tommaso Recchiuto, Antonio Sgorbissa
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The article proposes a system for knowledge-based conversation designed for Social Robots and other conversational agents.  ...  picks conversation topics randomly, (iv) a human pretending to be a chatbot, and (v) one of the most famous chatbots worldwide: Replika.  ...  Second, we test the developed solutions by comparing five Artificial Conversational Agents during a conversation with 100 recruited participants: (i) an agent addressing dialogue flow management based  ... 
arXiv:2108.02174v1 fatcat:styi2za2kzbdbgrq4bkgerjf2a

Embodied participation: What multimodal analysis can tell us about interpreter-mediated encounters in pedagogical settings

Elena Davitti, Sergio Pasquandrea
2017 Journal of Pragmatics  
to a deeper understanding of the interactional dynamics of DI.  ...  By analysing and comparing two sequences, taken from a corpus of face-to-face interpreter-mediated encounters in pedagogical settings, this study aims at showing how multimodal analysis can contribute  ...  Acknowledgments Our special thanks go to Vassilis Korkas for his invaluable help and support throughout the process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2016.04.008 fatcat:z4b34hmcn5ceznvd36dslb53je

Secure and Robust Machine Learning for Healthcare: A Survey [article]

Adnan Qayyum, Junaid Qadir, Muhammad Bilal, Ala Al-Fuqaha
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Recent years have witnessed widespread adoption of machine learning (ML)/deep learning (DL) techniques due to their superior performance for a variety of healthcare applications ranging from the prediction  ...  In addition, we present potential methods to ensure secure and privacy-preserving ML for healthcare applications.  ...  Handling Dataset Annotation To increase the performance of ML/DL models, one natural strategy is to acquire more labeled training data.  ... 
arXiv:2001.08103v1 fatcat:u6obszbeajcp5asciz5z5unmlq
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