A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners

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

In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction. IEEE International Conference on Affective Computation and Intelligent Interaction (ACII-2009), September 10-12, Amsterdam, Netherlands, IEEE, 2009.


Sensitive Artificial Listeners (SAL) are virtual dialogue partners who, despite their very limited verbal understanding, 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 an early version of the fully autonomous SAL system based on audiovisual analysis and synthesis.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence