Demo: Have a Chat with Sensitive Artificial Listeners

Marc Schröder, Sathish Chandra Pammi, Roddy Cowie, Gary McKeown, Hatice Gunes, Maja Pantic, Michel Valstar, Dirk Heylen, Mark ter Maat, Florian Eyben, Björn Schuller, Martin Wöllmer, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Catherine Pelachaud, Etienne de Sevin

In: Proceedings of the AISB 2010 Symposium "Towards a Comprehensive Intelligence Test". AISB Symposium "Towards a Comprehensive Intelligence Test" (AISB-2010) March 29-April 1 Leicester United Kingdom SSAISB 2010.


Sensitive Artificial Listeners (SAL) are virtual dialogue partners based on audiovisual analysis and synthesis. Despite their very limited verbal understanding, they intend to engage the user in a conversation by paying attention to the user's emotions and non-verbal expressions. The SAL characters have their own emotionally defined personality, and attempt to drag the user towards their dominant emotion through a combination of verbal and non-verbal expression. The demonstrator shows the publicly available, fully autonomous SAL system.


schroeder_etal2010.pdf (pdf, 144 KB )

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz