When robots make good listeners

Robots that can process sound and language are becoming much more ubiquitous. Most people are aware of Alexa and Siri, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. Drones that listen can speed up rescues, for example. Tune in to this panel discussion to explore how listening robots are set to supercharge human efforts. 


Discussion triggers

  1. What is your favourite experience of robots listening to you, and why?
  2. How is machine listening different from how humans listen?
  3. What is the possible range of processing/modelling to enhance what the machine has heard?
  4. What needs to happen for humans to take full advantage of machines that listen? (should we be more direct about trust?)
  5. How will listening machines supplement human capability?

Further reading

The power of AI is undeniable, but can they replace call centres?

Measuring up: robotic process automation versus real-time decision making

6 questions about the future
of AI

Connect your IoT-dots backwards

Enhancing your Natural Language Processing:
Intro to Conversational AI