Speech adaptation in Extended Ambient Intelligence environments

Bonnie J. Dorr, Lucian Galescu, Ian Perera, Kristy Hollingshead-Seitz, David Atkinson, Micah Clark, William Clancey, Yorick Wilks, Eric Fosler-Lussier

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Abstract

This Blue Sky presentation focuses on a major shift toward a notion of "ambient intelligence" that transcends general applications targeted at the general population. The focus is on highly personalized agents that accommodate individual differences and changes over time. This notion of Extended Ambient Intelligence (EAI) concerns adaptation to a person's preferences and experiences, as well as changing capabilities, most notably in an environment where conversational engagement is central. An important step in moving this research forward is the accommodation of different degrees of cognitive capability (including speech processing) that may vary over time for a given user-whether through improvement or through deterioration. We suggest that the application of divergence detection to speech patterns may enable adaptation to a speaker's increasing or decreasing level of speech impairment over time. Taking an adaptive approach toward technology development in this arena may be a first step toward empowering those with special needs so that they may live with a high quality of life. It also represents an important step toward a notion of ambient intelligence that is personalized beyond what can be achieved by massproduced, one-size-fits-all software currently in use on mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2015 and the 27th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI 2015
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Pages4027-4031
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357049
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Event29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2015 and the 27th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2015Jan 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume6

Other

Other29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2015 and the 27th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period1/25/151/30/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Dorr, B. J., Galescu, L., Perera, I., Hollingshead-Seitz, K., Atkinson, D., Clark, M., Clancey, W., Wilks, Y., & Fosler-Lussier, E. (2015). Speech adaptation in Extended Ambient Intelligence environments. In Proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2015 and the 27th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI 2015 (pp. 4027-4031). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 6). AI Access Foundation.