CISL Research Publications in CVPR 2019

Posted August 5, 2019

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. CVPR 2019 is hosted in Long Beach, CA. 3 papers came from Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) - the research collaboration between the IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. CISL is one  research center in the AI Horizon Network (AIHN) university collaboration program.  
 

The Daily Beast: Is It a Video Game—or a Better Way to Learn Foreign Languages?

Posted July 18, 2019

A student stands before a shopkeeper on a Chinese market street. The shopkeeper announces that he has many things to sell, from cake to postcards. The student, who is still learning how to master Mandarin, ponders the selection. Like many people learning a new language, he must consider grammar, pronunciation, and tenses before answering. When it comes to Mandarin—which the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S.

MIT Technology Review: A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese

Posted July 16, 2019

Often the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in an environment where people speak it. The constant exposure, along with the pressure to communicate, helps you swiftly pick up and practice new vocabulary. But not everyone gets the opportunity to live or study abroad.

New KIP Project Awarded

Posted June 7, 2019

A new proposal to the RPI KIP program was approved by KIP review committee in June, 2019 to support CISL research on Using Cognitive Computing for the Manufacturing Control Room of the Future. The new project was proposed by Prof. Wayne Bequette, Wayne Gray, James Malazita, David Mendonca, Rich Radke, and Hui Su. 

CISL Researcher Brandyn Sigouin Wins Honorable Mention at 2019 Rensselaer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted May 12, 2019

Brandyn Sigouin, first year CS undergraduate student and Research Assistant for the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab, wins an honorable mention for his Poster Presentation on Dialogue Engine for Teaching a Machine in the Computer and/or Computational Science category at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster and Oral Presentation Winners

IBM Brazil Researcher Heloisa Candello gives Guest Lecture on User Evaluation of Multi-party Conversational Systems

Posted November 9, 2018

Recent advances in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and mobile computing, together with the rising popularity of chat and messaging environments, have enabled a boom in the deployment of interactive systems based on conversation and dialogue. This talk explores the design and evaluation of conversational interfaces, and it is focused on design and evaluation methods which address specific challenges of interfaces based on multi-party dialogue. I will show two projects.

IBM's AI Research Week 2018: CISL Wins Best Poster Award for Mandarin Project

Posted October 4, 2018

Out of 85 research posters from the AIHN community the Rensselaer Mandarin Project received one of six best poster awards at AI Research Week hosted by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, in Cambridge, MA, October 1–5, 2018. 

All of the posters from the AI Horizons Colloquium are publicly available to review online.