Long before the term Chatbots was even created, Alan Turing described it as the ultimate test for artificial intelligence. Since then, Chatbots have been running through several iterations of the hype cycle, the last began just recently, driven by technological advances and the emergence of universal chat platforms as well as the popularity of social media. Now they are also finding increasing use in the automotive industry.
This presentation will show the latest hype about Chatbots, as well as the state of the art technology behind it and the public's perception and expectations concerning these programs.
Daniel Braun is a research associate at the chair of Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis) at the Technical University of Munich. His research focuses on Natural Language Generation, Natural Language Processing and Chatbots / Conversational Interfaces.
From 2010 to 2014, he worked as a student research assistant in the Intelligent User Interfaces Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Braun co-funded two companies and authored multiple programming books.
With this lecture Braun wants to illustrate current technologies and ideas and how these will change our communication already today and even more in the future.