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Chatbots are becoming more receptive to human emotion!

Chatbot Emotion

The race to develop the best chatbot technology It is no understatement to say that chatbots are generating a lot of interest from companies. All the big names in the IT industry (e.g. Google, Microsoft, Slack, IBM, Facebook, etc.) are following the trend and looking for new conversational interfaces. Bots and artificial intelligence are broadening […]

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Living Actor™ designs the future of Virtual Assistants!

Digital Assistants-Future

Machine learning, speech recognition and emotions in human- machine interactions are the most promising technologies related to artificial intelligence, especially for virtual assistants of tomorrow. Living Actor™ is involved in several research projects and collaborative development around these topics to maintain high-end technology and keep a competitive advantage. In the Top 10 strategic technology trends […]

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Emotional Connections in Online Customer Interaction

Avatars laughing

Forming emotional connections with customers and employees is an important part of building and maintaining customer and employee loyalty. This loyalty is a key factor in lowering pricing pressure and providing a significant competitive advantage. For organizations who are actively engaged in efforts to improve their Customer Experience, one of the challenges is how to […]

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Add Humor to 3D Avatars for E-Learning and Chatbots.

Cantoche is in the news: The New Scientist magazine published an article on our research on human laughter and its use by avatars. Read the full article on the New Scientist magazine Website. share this information Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Cantoche and their ILHAIRE’s partners were exhibiting at ICT2013

The ICT2013 event (#ICT2013eu) was organized by the European Commission and took place on November 6-8 at Vilnius, Lithuania. ICT is the Europe’s biggest digital technology event and Cantoche and their ILHAIRE’s partners were at this event to exhibit and demonstrate their work to incorporate laughter into human-avatar interactions. ILHAIRE is a R&D project co-financed […]

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ILHAIRE The Science of Laughter

ILHAIRE is a European Project about laughter, that started in September 2011 and gathers universities and labs from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and one French company: Cantoche. Our aim is to build dialog systems between humans and laughing avatars. Have a look at ILHAIRE Web site at! Laurent Ach share this […]

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An Avatar Talking about French Elections

MyPresentingAvatar project was recently completed (see previous post on the subject). It automatically displays an avatar presenting statistics about French politicians whose names appear on the Internet. This is the result of a two-year work carried out by Cantoche, Lingway et and GRETA team at Telecom ParisTech. You can directly test the application (if you […]

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