Research Bites: Talking tech: machines in conversation - Prof Oliver Lemon

Spoken conversation is the most efficient, natural and enjoyable method of communication that we have. At Heriot-Watt's Interaction Lab we are developing technology to allow machines to understand and generate human language and to join us in conversations. The only UK finalist in the 2018 Google Alexa Challenge, the lab is one of the few places in the world that has pioneered machine learning methods and language technology meaning that everyone could interact with technology hands free.