Talking to Robots

The Leonardo da Vinci Society

Cordially invites you to

“Talking to Robots”
An illustrated lecture by Roberto Pieraccini

At the Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Building C San Francisco

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:30pm


Free for members of the Leonardo da Vinci Society
Suggested donation for non-members: $10

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Roberto Pieraccini, a scientist, a technologist, and the author of “The Voice in the Machine” has been at the forefront of research and innovation in human-computer spoken communication for more than 30 years. In this talk he will tell the story of computers that talk and understand speech and will describe his latest endeavor: Jibo, the world first robot for the home.

Roberto Pieraccini is currently the Directorof Advanced Conversational Technologies at Jibo, Inc., and Adjunct Professor of Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts. In 2012- 13, he was Director and CEO of ICSI, the International Computer Science Institute, a research institution affiliated with UC Berkeley. Previously, he held key positions at SpeechCycle, IBM T.J. Watson Research, SpeechWorks International (now known as Nuance, today’s largest worldwide computer speech company), Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, and CSELT, the laboratories of the national Italian telephone company