Workshop on Conversational AI (Winter Semester 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

When & Where

Monday, 4. December 2023
Tuesday, 5. December 2023
Friday, 8. December 2023

TH Augsburg Master Interactive Media Systems

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1Day 2Day 3
Morning (09:00 - 12:00) Theory: Intro to Conversational AI, Anatomy of a Dialogue AssistantTheory: Basics of Conversational DesignHands-on Work on your Dialogue Assistant, Intent and Entity Recognition
Afternoon (13:00 - 16:30) Practice Session: Implementing a Basic Chatbot, Choosing a Use Case and Simulating InteractionsPractice Session: Dialogue Management, Conversation FlowGroup Presentations: Presentation of Results, Lessons Learned
Alessandra Zarcone
Alessandra Zarcone
Professor of Language Technologies and Cognitive Assistants

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