Location: School of Information & Communication Studies, University College Dublin
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Sept 2022
As an ADAPT funded PhD researcher you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff as well as a wide multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. We can influence and inform your work, share our networks and collaborate with you to increase your impact, and accelerate your career opportunities. Specifically we offer:
Work on human-machine dialogue suggests that people take their partner’s perspective into account when interacting with speech based automated dialogue partners. Perspective taking more generally is seen as critical to successful communication. Through smartspeakers, speech agents have become devices that hold conversations with multiple users in interaction. This move from dyadic to multiparty dialogue is likely to be accelerated as agents take a more proactive approach to engaging users in dialogue, becoming member of a team rather than the sole target of the interaction. This PhD aims to identify how perspective taking mechanisms manifest in contexts where speech agents are part of a multiparty dialogue, and how this influences user language choices. After completing this PhD candidates will have developed high quality quantitative/statistical analysis and experimental design skills as well as a deep understanding of the fundamental mechanisms within human machine dialogue. Such knowledge would allow students to follow either industry or academic related pathways post PhD.
2:1 or above in Psychology/Linguistics/Human-Computer Interaction/Computer Science/Cognitive Science or related Masters degree
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