The communication held between the computer and the humans can be improved by the agents which are conversational by combining the capabilities of an agent with the computational linguistics. This guide is a reference guide which will help the researchers to enter the field of agents who are conversational. Introduction is provided here for the concepts which are fundamental, also collects the experiences of the researchers and the technique is reviewed for the design and application of the conversational agents. and this book also discusses the challenges which are faced by the designers and programmers who are willing to use these agents for E-commerce and many other applications.
The main concept and the context of the development of artificial intelligence are shared by Virtual Humans. For creating a virtual human you need to have a technical approach as well as emergent issues such as embodiment, identity, agency and digital immortality, and the resulting ethical challenges. The book presents an overview of current research and practice in this area and outlines the major challenges faced by today's developers and researchers. The book examines the possibility for using virtual humans in a variety of roles, from personal assistants to teaching, coaching and knowledge management, and the book situates these discussions around familiar applications.
Conversation as an interface is the best way for machines to interact with us using the universally accepted human tool that is language. Chatbots and voice user interfaces are two flavors of conversational UIs. Chatbots are real-time, data-driven answer engines that talk in natural language and are context-aware. Voice user interfaces are driven by voice and can understand and respond to users using speech. This book covers both types of conversational UIs by leveraging APIs from multiple platforms. Well take a project-based approach to understand how these UIs are built and the best use cases for deploying them. By the end of the book, you will have created your own line of chatbots and voice UIs for multiple leading platforms.
It offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. Number one in its field, this textbook is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2011, held in Orlando, FL, the USA in July 2011 in the framework of the 14th International Conference on HumanComputer Interaction, HCII 2011 with 10 other thematically similar conferences. The 77 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the thematic area of online communities and social computing, addressing the following major topics: online communities and intelligent agents in education and research blogs, Wikis and Twitter's social computing in business and the enterprise social computing in everyday life information management in social computing.