Layla El Asri is a research Scientist at Maluuba. Her work explores artificial intelligence in the context of language understanding, dialogue and human-machine interaction. Layla leads a team seeking to build artificial intelligence systems that are knowledgeable and can exchange information with users to help users accomplish tasks or gain knowledge. Layla completed her PhD at Université de Lorraine in France.
Teaching AI To Make Decisions and Communicate:
Many advances have been made in the area of artificial intelligence, with the goal of building agents that understand how they can interact with their environments, reason and solve complex tasks, and communicate their findings to humans. In this talk, I will focus on efficient decision-making and communication. For decision-making, I will present some work on building an efficient representation of the environment and breaking down tasks into generalizable subtasks. For communication, I will focus on dialogue through natural language and present some of our work in this area.