Photos: Techfest 2009 - A glimpse into the future

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Areas of research - Techfest 2009

Areas of research - Techfest 2009

Redmond researcher Dan Bohus says fluid interactions between humans and virtual receptionists is 5 to 10 years away, but the project is looking at the core technologies to make this a reality. Future research will look at ways of building systems that can learn from interactions with humans and share that information with other interactive systems. Other areas of research include dialogue management to improve ways of detecting who is speaking, dealing with groups, taking turns to speak and addressing individuals in a group.

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