About the event
Cumbersome text inputs are a thing of the past: We have been able to control smartphones and other technical devices via language assistants for a long time. Siri developed by Apple manages the appointment calendar on the iPhone, Amazon’s Alexa looks for train connections and Google Home announces the opening hours of every museum locatable on the Internet within seconds. What had been science fiction only a few years ago has become real today: The number of technical devices in our everyday lives that can be operated through language, from cars to refrigerators, is increasing.
How do these language assistants work?
What are the technical and linguistic challenges?
The computer linguist Alexander Koller researches new methods enabling digital language assistants to capture the meaning of spoken sentences as accurately and completely as possible. In his lecture, he will show how digital language assistants work, what their limits are and what technical developments there are in store for the coming years.
The German Research Foundation cordially invites you to this lecture.
|Date||6 November 2019, 19:00|
|Venue||Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor|
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Public transport||Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität|
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
|Registration||Please register by e-mail to|
email@example.com or by calling +49 89 28638-2115
Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the event at the latest.
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|Admission||Admission is free.|
|Flyer||Download of the event flyer (PDF, 1.9 MB)|