School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Psychologically aware conversational agents

Supervisor: Dr Anne Hsu

Research group(s): Cognitive Science, Risk & Information Management

Conversations with artificial Intelligence can be designed to encourage empathy, effective communication, self awareness, and improve behaviour in a variety of domains. The work will combine understanding of research in behavioural change and motivational psychology with natural language processing, machine learning and dialog agent building methodologies. The aim of these projects is to develop and test psychologically aware conversational agents that help people towards their better selves.