The objective of this project is to build embodied conversational agents (also known as ECAs, or virtual humans, or chatbots, or multimodal dialogue systems) that have the ability to engage their users in both social and task talk, where the social talk serves to improve task performance. In order to achieve this objective, we model human-human conversation, and integrate the models into ECAs, and then evaluate their performance.
Depending on the candidate's experience, she or he can be hired as postdoc, or as "jeune chercheur", which is a more advanced position.
- Design and carry out experiments
- Analyze their results
- Implement modules in working socially-aware dialogue systems
- Write articles
- Present work in conferences
Competences Techniques: Solid competence in deep learning applied to dialogue systems, competence in statistics, avanced competence in programming in language such as Python and C++, and use of tools such as Tensorflow and Pytorch.
Langue: French, English
Competences relationnelles: ability to work in a team, and collaborate with others from different disciplines and backgrounds. Ability to manage other team members.
Compétences additionnelles appreciées: Theoretical background in one or several of the following: cognitive science, linguistics, conversational analysis, sociolinguistics, social cognition, learning science.
Salary will be based on experience and will follow the Inria salary scales.
The position is planned for a total of 3 years, but the contract will be signed for renewable periods of one year.
Passion for interdisciplinary research, at the nexus of AI and Social Sciences, ability to work as part of a team
Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.
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|Title||Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M The role of rapport in human-conversational agent interaction: Modeling conversation to improve task performance in human-agent Interaction|
|Job location||Inria de Paris 2, rue Simone Iff Paris 12e arrondissement, 75012 Paris|
|Published||January 7, 2021|
|Application deadline||March 31, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Computer Communications (Networks),   Computing in Social science, Arts and Humanities,   Human-computer Interaction,   Operating Systems  |