Army research enables conversational AI between soldiers, robot

EurekAlert  July 27, 2020
A team of researchers in the US (US Army, University of Southern California) supported by the Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle Army Modernization Priority and the Army Priority Research Area for Autonomy has developed the Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI) which enables bi-directional conversational interactions between soldiers and autonomous systems through bidirectional speech and dialogue in tactical operations. The technology gives the robot the ability to ask for clarification or provide status updates as tasks are completed. The dialogue processing is based on a statistical classification method. JUDI is designed for tasks that require reasoning in the physical world, where data is sparse because it requires previous human-robot interaction and there is little to no reliable cloud-connectivity…read more.

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