Artificial Intelligence, Adv (E) (2015)

03-affective-computing-print10:30-12:00 on Wednesday, Second Semester
Lecture Room #2, General Research Building #8
This course is jointly taught by Prof. Toyoaki Nishida,  Prof. Atsushi Nakazawa, and Prof. Yoshimasa Ohmoto.
Conversational interaction is considered to be a powerful communication means for intelligent actors, either natural or artificial, to interact each other to act as a collective intelligence.  In this course, we study the mechanism of conversational interactions with verbal and nonverbal cues from computational points of view and discuss key issues in designing conversational systems that can interact with people in a conversational fashion.
Agenda (planned)

  1. Introduction-1 (October 7)  Nishida
    Slides: 01-introduction-print
    Reading: Toyoaki Nishida, Conversational Informatics: Toward Cultivating Wisdom from Conversational Interaction, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 60, 2015, Pages 7-16, ISSN 1877-0509.
    Open access full paper available:
  2. Introduction-2 (October 14) Nishida
    Slides: latter half of the slides for the October 7the class
  3. Methodologies for Conversational System Development (October 21) Nishida
    Slides: 02-conversational-agents-2-print
  4. Methodologies for Conversational System Development (October 28) Nishida
    Slides: latter half of the slides for the October 21st class
  5. Smart Conversation Space (November 4) Ohmoto SmartSpace_en
  6. Measurement, Analysis and Modeling (November 11) Ohmoto Measuring, analysis and modeling_en
  7. Affective Computing (November 18) Nishida
    Slides: 03-affective-computing-print (revised version)
  8. Theory of Mind (November 25) Nishida
    Slides: latter half of the sides for the November 18th class
  9. Visual Interaction – 1 (December 2) Nakazawa
    Slides Human Emotion Estimation using Vision
  10. Visual Interaction – 2 (December 9) Nakazawa
    Slides Human Motion Estimation using Vision
  11. Cognitive Design (December 16) Ohmoto
  12. [Rescheduled] Learning by Imitation Nishida
    Slides: 04-Learning-by-imitation-print
  13. Aspects of Conversation  (January 13) Nishida
    Slides:  05-aspects-of-conversation-print
  14. Speaking Turn Taking System  (January 20) Nishida
    Slides: 06-Function-of-Nonverbal-Behaviors-print
  15. Synergy and Wrap up (January 26) Nishida

Course materials

  1. Textbook :
    Toyoaki Nishida, Atsushi Nakazawa, Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Yasser Mohammad. Conversational Informatics―DatAIntensive Approach with Emphasis on Nonverbal Communication, Springer 2014.
  2. Additional materials will be provided by lecturers.

Will be awarded based on a report on subjects given at the class.  Due date (January 31st, 2016)
Take-Home Knowledge

  1. Students will develop fundamental knowledge, including the history of the field and potential applications, for learning more advanced subjects on human-agent interaction.
  2. Students will obtain minimal skill for conducting experiment to take an empirical approach to human-agent interaction.