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Artificial cognition for social human–robot interaction: An implementation - ScienceDirect

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Human–Robot Interaction challenges Artificial Intelligence in many regards: dynamic, partially unknown environments that were not originally designed for robots; a broad variety of situations with rich semantics to understand and interpret; physical interactions with humans that requires fine, low-latency yet socially acceptable control strategies; natural and multi-modal communication which mandates common-sense knowledge and the representation of possibly divergent mental models. This article is an attempt to characterise these challenges and to exhibit a set of key decisional issues that need to be addressed for a cognitive robot to successfully share space and tasks with a human. We identify first the needed individual and collaborative cognitive skills: geometric reasoning and situation assessment based on perspective-taking and affordance analysis; acquisition and representation of knowledge models for multiple agents (humans and robots, with their specificities); situated, natural and multi-modal dialogue; human-aware task planning; human–robot joint task achievement. The article discusses each of these abilities, presents working implementations, and shows how they combine in a coherent and original deliberative architecture for human–robot interaction. Supported by experimental results, we eventually show how explicit knowledge management, both symbolic and geometric, proves to be instrumental to richer and more natural human–robot interactions by pushing for pervasive, human-level semantics within the robot's deliberative system.


Chatbots in Banking

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The Co-arthers of this post are Yue Cathy Chang an SVDS alumi, and Cindi Thompson,Principal Data Scientist at Silicon Valley Data Science. There article was originally posted on the Silicon Valley Data Science blog. From asking Amazon Alexa for traffic conditions, to receiving helpful tips from Slackbot, to using WeChat to book doctor's appointments, bots are becoming omnipresent in our lives. The bot market is hot! There's a plethora of companies and investments in bots: VentureBeat's 2016 Bots Landscape shows just under 200 companies ranging from personal assistants to AI tools to messaging, $22B in funding, and a very hefty $159B in valuation.


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Bert Brautigam is sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google's phone AI or Amazon's Alexa. The theory is that voice commands make life more convenient. But these assistants are scripted to emulate every day conversation. And everyday conversation is filled with little pauses and filler words, the "phatic" spackle of social interactions.


Let's have some more straight talking on AI and robotics

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The robots are coming – and they're going to take your jobs. That is a popular mantra, but I really want to let some of the (hot) air out of the inflated robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) hype. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid. This email address is already registered.


China's biggest search engine unveils a smart speaker, the first of its AI products to come

Mashable

Google Home and the Amazon Echo have new competition. Baidu, which runs China's most popular search engine, has produced the Raven H, a voice-activated speaker that runs on an artificial intelligence platform. The Raven H is the first product in Baidu's upcoming AI plan, following its acquisition in earlier this year of Beijing-based smart home startup, Raven. 'Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.' If anything, the new speaker's design looks like none of the competition, and appears to be able to flip up to face the user, when activated.


Rotten Tomatoes is hiding its 'Justice League' score, but we've done the math

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Critics are in on Justice League, but Rotten Tomatoes won't be revealing its official score until Thursday, just after the stroke of midnight. Someone finally thought to use the Tomatometer to drive eyeballs to a live streaming event, and so here we are. But we've seen enough reviews by now to call it: This film will wind up rotten. Of the 39 reviews we found online by early Wednesday morning, 22 leaned rotten, while 17 leaned fresh (and many of those just barely). That makes our early, highly unofficial aggregated score 44% fresh – well shy of the 60% mark needed for that coveted red sticker.


How AI, Machine Learning and Automation Will Impact Business In 2018 and Beyond

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We are living in exciting and innovative times with futuristic technology literally at our fingertips. But for the longest time, small to medium-sized businesses were not serviced by the latest tech trends enterprises have been able to benefit from. In this article, we'll explore these technology trends and how they will impact business in 2018 and beyond. So, what kind of things can this'smart' tech do? Just 4 months ago, an AI machine managed to complete a University level math exam 12 times faster than it normally takes the average human.


Career Chats Part 2: How Do You Set User Expectations?

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Due to the length and depth of this conversation, we have broken down the key takeaways into three blog posts. To get these posts straight to your inbox, sign up here. Let's get started with Part 2! If you missed it, read Part 1 here. Diane: As a company, we're super clear from the beginning: Amy and Andrew are AI. But ultimately, it's up to the customer in the initial hand-off to determine how to introduce Amy or Andrew into the email thread.


Get Lost in This Visualization of Interconnected Global Issues

WIRED

The best sources of information are organized according to what you want to know and how you wish to know it. I recommend the Hillis Plot, a circular map of evolutionary relationships between thousands of animal, botanical, and microbial species. If it's straight news you crave (RIP Google Reader), I use Feed.ly, Wikipedia is the place for overviews and preliminary research. Transformation Maps, a new platform developed by the World Economic Forum is a completely different sort of visualization, one that I've never seen before.


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Artificial intelligence is strategically important for driving enterprise strategies. Every day, new examples are coming out of new problems being solved and old markets being disrupted by what is collectively called "Artificial Intelligence." Enterprises that do not have an AI strategy would be wise to start working on one straight away. Unfortunately, managers often lack understanding when it comes to AI and it started with the term itself. Artificial General Intelligence is what people think of and see destroying the world in apocalyptic summer blockbuster movies.