A Demonstration of Dialogue Processing in SimSensei Kiosk

June 18, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

Speaker: David DeVault, Fabrizio Morbini
Host: Sigdial 2014

This demonstration highlights the dialogue processing in SimSensei Kiosk, a virtual human dialogue system that conducts interviews related to psychological distress conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dialogue processing in SimSensei Kiosk allows the system to conduct coherent spoken interviews of human users that are 15-25 minutes in length, and in which users feel comfortable talking and openly sharing information. We present the design of the individual dialogue components, and show examples of natural conversation flow between the system and users, including expressions of empathy, follow-up responses and continuation prompts, and turn-taking.