Advanced Lecture Series in Pattern Recognition
题 目 (TITLE)：Watching People Talk - Spoken Interaction between Human and Machine
讲 座 人 (SPEAKER)：Prof. Nick Campbell, British (the University of Dublin)
主 持 人 (CHAIR)： Prof. Jianhua Tao
时 间 (TIME)：9:30am, May 23 (Wednesday), 2018
地 点 (VENUE)：No.1 Conference Room (3rd floor), Intelligence Building
There are many situations where robots or machines talk to humans in everyday contexts. Companion Robotics (CR) is a growing area of research and the constrained but targeted social dialogues that are needed in such applications can be considered very similar in some ways to the Call Centre dialogues that are now extensively studied and understood. While the latter still (we hope) use human interlocutors whose permissible utterances are constrained by strict branding and corporate discipline, the former are becoming more autonomous and personal. While the dialogue structure is very similar, the content of CR dialogues can be much wider in scope. Recently, considerable concern has been expressed about the intrusivity of such personal conversational systems and the fear that they might `leak' information from sensitive personal environments. Accordingly, we have been exploring ways of conducting a dialogue without understanding too much about what is being said. This may seem strange, but perhaps humans do it very often.
Nick Campbell, British, born in November 22 1948 in Margate, Kent, England, is SFI Stokes Research Professor, CLCS, The University of Dublin, Trinity College. His research is Spoken Interaction Processing & Corpora. Nick Campbell received his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex in the U.K. He is currently Stokes Research Professor of Speech & Communication Technology at Trinity College Dublin (The University of Dublin) in Ireland, and was previously engaged at the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, (nick@NiCT.go.jp) and as Chief Researcher in the Department of Acoustics and Speech Research, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (nick@ATR.jp), Kyoto, Japan, where he also served as Research Director for the JST/CREST Expressive Speech Processing and the SCOPE “Robot’s Ears” projects. He was first invited as a Research Fellow at the IBM U.K. Scientific Centre, where he developed algorithms for speech synthesis, and later at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he worked on the synthesis of Japanese. He served as Senior Linguist at the Edinburgh University Centre for Speech Technology Research before joining ATR in 1990. His research interests are based on large speech databases, and include nonverbal speech processing, concatenative speech synthesis, and prosodic information modeling. He spends his spare time working with postgraduate students as Visiting Professor at the School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Nara, Japan, and was also Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan for 10 years