Advances in Conversational AI


Dialogue research is a crucial component of building the next generation of intelligent agents. While there's been progress with chatbots in single-domain dialogue, agents today are far from capable of carrying an open-domain conversation across a multitude of topics. Agents that can chat with humans in the way that people talk to each other will be easier and more enjoyable to use in our day-to-day lives -- going beyond simple tasks like playing a song or booking an appointment. Generating coherent and engaging responses in conversations requires a range of nuanced conversational skills, including language understanding and reasoning. Facebook AI has made scientific progress in dialogue research that is, in the long run, fundamental to building more engaging, personable AI systems.