Researchers to be developing AI-based app for diplomatic talks

Researchers at Monash University are currently developing an AI-based smartphone application for diplomatic talks.

Indeed, the University is leading this $5 million project, backed by the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), alongside researchers from the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, and King’s College London. The project aims to develop a language processing system with smart glass to recognize and adapt to emotional, social, and cultural cues for diplomatic talks, international business, and tourism.

The AI-based system would then detect communication breakdown by analyzing audio-visual cues in real-time, and sending a more appropriate response via the user’s smart glasses. This will allow smoother cross-cultural dialogues.

The researchers will be working on it for the next three years, aiming to release the prototype by March 2023.