Emer is a researcher at the ADAPT Centre, TCD, where her work focuses on building social and task-based conversational interaction into educational, entertainment and caring systems, which need to form a long term relationship with users. Emer is also CEO of Below Horizon, a startup creating language learning activities based on speech and dialogue technologies. She consults for industry on applications of chatbot technology and is widely published on the science and applications of spoken dialogue technology. A Fulbright scholar (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University), she holds degrees in Engineering, Linguistics, and Speech and Language Processing, and organises DiGo - a biennial international workshop on applications of dialogue technology for social good.
Dialogue Technology, Chatbots, and AI in Learning
Learning has always been about dialogue, from Socrates to Vygotsky. Advances in dialogue technology and AI are making it possible for us to create virtual tutors, providing individualised tuition and learning support. But how much of it is hype? In this talk, we'll look at an overview of the field, and discuss opportunities and challenges around the use of these technologies for a range of target learner groups and domains.