Workshop on Conversational AI (TH Augsburg, WS 2023/24)

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The workshop offers an immersive learning experience centered on Conversational AI, guiding participants through the process of developing their own chatbot and encouraging them to reflect on the issues related to human-machine interaction that arise when developing chatbots.


  • Students of MA Interactive Media Systems and European Project Semester (max 15)
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisite: interest in language-based human-machine interaction
  • Bring your own laptop


Day 1 (04/12/23)Day 2 (05/12/23)Day 3 (08/12/23)
Morning(09:00 - 10:30)Warm up & OrganisationRecapGroup Presentations: Presentation of Results, Lessons Learned
(10:50 - 12:20)Human communication vs. Conversational AIIntroduction to the Allinga Dialogue EditorEvaluation of ConvAI Systems, Multimodality
Afternoon(13:10 - 14:40)Introduction to Dialogue SystemsPractice Session with Stephanie Hofmann (Fraunhofer IIS)Data- and User-centered Conversational AI
(15:00 - 16:30)Basics of Conversational DesignPractice Session with Stephanie Hofmann (Fraunhofer IIS)Retrospective
Alessandra Zarcone
Alessandra Zarcone
Professor of Language Technologies and Cognitive Assistants

Computational linguist with a background in NLP and in psycholinguistics, working on AI, NLP and human-machine interaction.