Understanding and Facilitating Collaborations

Martha Palmer

Strand 1 researchers are working to answer the foun­dational question: What AI advances are needed to understand and facilitate collaborative learning conver­sations? This team is striving to build our AI Partners’ rich dialogue capability for discussions with students and teachers, both through language and non-verbal communication. Strand 1 researchers take the data collected from the Institute-wide data collection team and figure out how it can be used to define the capabilities of our AI Partner - creating the eyes and the ears of our AI Partner, as well as what the Partner will do with the information the eyes and ears take in. The themes for Strand 1 are: Speech Processing and Diarization, Content Analysis & Dialogue Management (also known as MMIA: Multimodal interactive agent) and Situated Grounding.