We believe that artificial personal assistants become our companions and help us to solve our daily tasks through their intelligent and ethical behaviour. Artificial companions will assist different user groups in tasks that require an intensive, long-term human-machine interaction such as:
- practicing conversation in a foreign language,
- providing support for users with special demands,
- facilitating our by taking over daily odd duties in order to make more time for really interesting and creative work,
- offering easy interaction with complex technical systems.
We combine qualitative approaches to dialogue research such as Conversation Analysis with recent Machine Learning techniques such as Deep Neural Networks in order to create artificial companions of the next generation.