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The Voice In The Machine

Author : Roberto Pieraccini
ISBN : 9780262016858
Genre : Computers
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Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey famously featured HAL, a computer with the ability to hold lengthy conversations with his fellow space travelers. More than forty years later, we have advanced computer technology that Kubrick never imagined, but we do not have computers that talk and understand speech as HAL did. Is it a failure of our technology that we have not gotten much further than an automated voice that tells us to "say or press 1"? Or is there something fundamental in human language and speech that we do not yet understand deeply enough to be able to replicate in a computer? In The Voice in the Machine, Roberto Pieraccini examines six decades of work in science and technology to develop computers that can interact with humans using speech and the industry that has arisen around the quest for these technologies. He shows that although the computers today that understand speech may not have HAL's capacity for conversation, they have capabilities that make them usable in many applications today and are on a fast track of improvement and innovation. Pieraccini describes the evolution of speech recognition and speech understanding processes from waveform methods to artificial intelligence approaches to statistical learning and modeling of human speech based on a rigorous mathematical model -- specifically, Hidden Markov Models (HMM). He details the development of dialog systems, the ability to produce speech, and the process of bringing talking machines to the market. Finally, he asks a question that only the future can answer: will we end up with HAL-like computers or something completely unexpected?

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An examination of more than sixty years of successes and failures in developing technologies that allow computers to understand human spoken language.

The Voice In The Machine

Author : Roberto Pieraccini
ISBN : 0262533294
Genre : Computers
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Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey famously featured HAL, a computer with the ability to hold lengthy conversations with his fellow space travelers. More than forty years later, we have advanced computer technology that Kubrick never imagined, but we do not have computers that talk and understand speech as HAL did. Is it a failure of our technology that we have not gotten much further than an automated voice that tells us to "say or press 1"? Or is there something fundamental in human language and speech that we do not yet understand deeply enough to be able to replicate in a computer? In The Voice in the Machine, Roberto Pieraccini examines six decades of work in science and technology to develop computers that can interact with humans using speech and the industry that has arisen around the quest for these technologies. He shows that although the computers today that understand speech may not have HAL's capacity for conversation, they have capabilities that make them usable in many applications today and are on a fast track of improvement and innovation. Pieraccini describes the evolution of speech recognition and speech understanding processes from waveform methods to artificial intelligence approaches to statistical learning and modeling of human speech based on a rigorous mathematical model -- specifically, Hidden Markov Models (HMM). He details the development of dialog systems, the ability to produce speech, and the process of bringing talking machines to the market. Finally, he asks a question that only the future can answer: will we end up with HAL-like computers or something completely unexpected?

Meeting Security Challenges Through Data Analytics And Decision Support

Author : E. Shahbazian
ISBN : 9781614997160
Genre : Computers
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The sheer quantity of widely diverse data which now results from multiple sources presents a problem for decision-makers and analysts, who are finding it impossible to cope with the ever-increasing flow of material. This has potentially serious consequences for the quality of decisions and operational processes in areas such as counterterrorism and security. This book presents the papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 'Meeting Security Challenges through Data Analytics and Decision Support’, held in Aghveran, Armenia, in June 2015. The aim of the conference was to promote and enhance cooperation and dialogue between NATO and Partner countries on the subject of effective decision support for security applications. The attendance of many leading scientists from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines provided the opportunity to improve mutual understanding, as well as cognizance of the specific requirements and issues of Cyber Physical Social Systems (CPPS) and the technical advances pertinent to all collaborative human-centric information support systems in a variety of applications. The book is divided into 3 sections: counter terrorism: methodology and applications; maritime and border security; and cyber security, and will be of interest to all those involved in decision-making processes based on the analysis of big data.

Highlights Of Practical Applications Of Heterogeneous Multi Agent Systems The Paams Collection

Author : Juan M. Corchado
ISBN : 9783319077673
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the workshops which complemented the 12th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2014, held in Salamanca, Spain, in June 2014. This volume presents the papers that have been accepted for the following workshops: Workshop on Agent-based Approaches for the Transportation Modeling and Optimization (AATMO 2014); Workshop on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems: Engineering and Applications (ABSEA 2014); Workshop on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Ambient-assisted Living and e-Health (A-HEALTH 2014); Workshop on Agent-based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain (AMSC 2014); Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Context-based Information Fusion (ISCIF 2014); Workshop on Multi-Agent based Applications for Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES 2014); Workshop on Active Security Through Multi-Agent Systems (WASMAS 2014); Workshop on Intelligent Human-Agent Societies (WIHAS 2014).

Highlights Of Practical Applications Of Agents Multi Agent Systems And Sustainability The Paams Collection

Author : Javier Bajo
ISBN : 9783319190334
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the workshops which complemented the 13th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2015, held in Salamanca, Spain, in June 2015. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 91 submissions. This volume presents the papers that have been accepted for the following workshops: Workshop on Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH, Workshop on Agent-Based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Workshop on MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation, Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Context-based Information Fusion, Workshop on Multi-agent based Applications for Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems, Workshop on Multiagent System based Learning Environments, Workshop in Intelligent Human-Agent Societies.

The Conversational Interface

Author : Michael McTear
ISBN : 9783319329673
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the conversational interface, which is becoming the main mode of interaction with virtual personal assistants, smart devices, various types of wearable, and social robots. The book consists of four parts. Part I presents the background to conversational interfaces, examining past and present work on spoken language interaction with computers. Part II covers the various technologies that are required to build a conversational interface along with practical chapters and exercises using open source tools. Part III looks at interactions with smart devices, wearables, and robots, and discusses the role of emotion and personality in the conversational interface. Part IV examines methods for evaluating conversational interfaces and discusses future directions.

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