Post by Hannes Vilhjalmsson on Mar 11, 2009 18:52:33 GMT -5
This week we'll be reading about the system I was working on at the USC Information Sciences Institute for 3 years before joining Reykjavik University. It provides a good overview of how AI can be applied to the area of education and training and gives you some of the background for my work here at CADIA. The paper is called "The DARWARS Tactical Language Training System" (and yes, DARWARS is the official name of the DARPA program that funded us). Check it out and write your questions here by midnight on Sunday. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Post by Hjalti Kolbeinsson on Mar 14, 2009 8:39:33 GMT -5
When designed, how fast was it meant to be? That is how fast was one supposed to learn a new language using this tool? Was the thinking behind it that if soldier A was going to country B in 6 months he should start using this tool right away and be ready in 6 months or was it more like A was going to country B in 2 days or a week and should learn enough to say what needs to be said in that short amount of time?
Post by Birna Íris on Mar 15, 2009 11:38:48 GMT -5
Have the learned language/social skills learned in TLTS been compared to skills learned in a classroom? I have experience in learning social skills for Saudi Arabia in a classroom (not for military purpose though) and think it would have been very interesting to use such a system for that. This also brings up the question about Saya the robot teacher in Japan. Can a human teacher be replaced by a robot? What do we need to accomplish that?
The emotion arousal level in the characters is interesting. Can you describe (point out some resources) the PsychSim multi-agent system and how the agents are realized as POMDP (Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes)?
The most interesting part of this project for me is the audio/vocal recognition. What were the difficulties in the audio / vocal recognition ? Were there any concerns of cpu / memory usage regarding audio/vocal recognition ?
Any parts of this project that have been reused in other similar projects ?