Category Archives: Sunrise Discussion

SD303: Patent & IP Update

SUNRISE DISCUSSIONS – Wednesday 26 April 
08:00 – 08:45

The field of intellectual property (IP) is rapidly evolving both with changes in the law and the speech. This interactive discussion provides an overview of the intellectual property issues of automated assistants, protections available for these technologies, IP risks in commercialization, and current best practices for protecting speech technologies and defending against assertion, as well as strategies for the future.

Presented by: Steven M. Hoffberg, Jordan Cohen

KEYNOTE PANEL – The Future of Conversational Robots

KEYNOTE – Wednesday 26 April 
09:00 – 10:00

Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Jibo social robots promise to enable users to perform many useful tasks, including control devices connected with the internet such as home appliances and industrial robots; educate and train users with self-improvement activities; entertain users with passive and active games and activities; perform transactions such as pay bills; shop for goods and services; solve problems such as diagnose illnesses; debug and repair products; calculate taxes; mediate conflicts; and protect and secure home and business. This panel begins with short demonstrations of products, followed by a discussion of issues such as these: What is a conversational robot and how do they differ from other current interactive technologies? What capabilities do conversational robots have beyond just searching the web, answering questions, and presenting information? How can you replace negative perceptions of robots with positive insights? What technologies, tools, and standards will to enable widespread creation and distribution of content for conversational robots?

Presented by: Leor Grebler, Sunil Vemuri, Roberto Pieraccini