This is a conversation with Dr Paul Piwek. Paul gained his PhD at the Institute for Perception Research with his thesis entitled Logic, Information & Conversation. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in computing at the Open University.

In this episode, Paul explains the rationale behind a new AI project that has just received funding called ‘Opening Up Minds: Engaging Dialogue Generated From Argument Maps’. This project will use AI argue-bots to help people process, understand, reason with, argue about and ultimately, make better decisions with information. These bots will call on Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation and Dialogue Modelling and the project will also investigate the role of inference, reasoning and argumentation in communication.

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