Empowering Conversational AI is a Trip to Mars: Progress and Future of Open Domain Human-Computer Dialogues

Authors

  • Rui Yan Renmin University of China Peking University
  • Wei Wu Microsoft Corporation

Keywords:

Conversational AI, Dialogue Systems, Summary Review

Abstract

Dialogue systems powered by conversational artificial intelligence (AI) have never been so popular. Interacting with computer through languages reveals a more natural interface to give orders and acquire information---just like human communication. Due to promising potential as virtual assistants and/or social bots, major NLP, AI and even Search & Mining communities are explicitly calling-out for contributions of conversational studies. Learning towards real conversational intelligence is a trip to Mars; perhaps we are yet on Earth. We have achieved substantial progress from recent research outputs. Still we have major obstacles to overcome. In this paper, we present an overview of progress and look forward to future trends so as to shed light on possible directions towards success.

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Published

2021-05-18

How to Cite

Yan, R., & Wu, W. (2021). Empowering Conversational AI is a Trip to Mars: Progress and Future of Open Domain Human-Computer Dialogues. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(17), 15078-15086. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/AAAI/article/view/17771

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Section

Senior Member Presentation: Summary Papers