|Published online: November 7, 2014||$US5.00|
This paper presents a survey of Computerized Conversation Agents, specifically Embodied Conversation Agents, which are used in a variety of situations to engage humans in activities, including tutoring, entertainment, and military settings. These state of the art Embodied Conversation Agents interact with users in natural language (i.e. words used to communicate with other humans) to teach, entertain, and counsel. We propose that if these Embodied Conversation Agents conduct a cognitive inventory with each user at the beginning of the interaction that the sessions will be more personalized, and therefore more meaningful to and productive for the participants.
|Keywords:||Cognitive Assessment, Conversation Agent, Avatar|
International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 7, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 526.475KB)).
Doctoral Student, Information Systems, Human Centered Computing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
Associate Professor, Information Systems, Human Centered Computing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
Chief Technology Officer, Carney, Inc., Washington, DC, USA