Artificial Companions and Chatbots


Artificial personal assistants will become our daily companions that help us to solve more sophisticated tasks than setting up a timer. Artificial companions will assist us in tasks that require long-term human-machine interaction such as

  • practicing conversation in foreign languages,
  • changing our health- and fitness-related behaviour,
  • support children with autism in learning social skills and new languages.


We combine qualitative approaches to dialogue research such as Conversation Analysis with recent Machine Learning techniques such as Deep Neural Networks to improve current and create new dialogue systems and components that will be made available for the research community.