Artificial Companions and Chatbots



We believe that Artificial personal assistants become our companions that help us to solve daily tasks through the application of intelligent and ethical behaviour. We believe that Artificial companions will more and more assist humans in tasks that require an intensive and long-term human-machine interaction such as

  • acting together
  • practicing nature-language conversations
  • advising an ethical self-behaviour
  • being a friend for disabled persons
We combine qualitative approaches, transparency, and explainability to dialogue research such as Conversation Analysis with recent Machine Learning techniques such as Deep Neural Networks or Rule-based Systems.