2008 ICT Workshop on
Intelligent Lifelong Learning Companions
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together
educators to discuss the vision of building intelligent agents who can
act as lifelong
learning companions. Invited
talks and discussions will address both the empirical/psychological
issues of human learning and technological advances in artificial
intelligence (AI) and intelligent tutoring systems (ITS).(this is
continued in the workshop overview)
The Institute for
Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California
is a university affiliated research center (UARC) funded by
U.S. Army. ICT conducts research in artificial intelligence,
computer graphics, virtual reality, serious games, intelligent
tutoring systems, natural language processing, virtual humans, and
more. ICT is
located in Marina del Rey,
California, U.S.A., two blocks from the marina, three blocks
and 5 miles south of Santa Monica.
- (10/7) More presentations added and many more links are now available on the materials page (including links to the "companion" videos I used in the opening).
- (10/7) I'm writing up my thoughts on the workshop and will
post them when ready... if you engage in any reflective practice and
write down your thoughts, it would be great if you could share them.
- (10/6) I've posted most of the presentations
now (on the agenda page). There is also some new stuff on the
materials page. I'll send out an email when it's mostly complete.
- (10/1) Added a few last minute attendees. Also,
things kick off tomorrow at 9am, but please feel free to come earlier
for breakfast and showing of ICT's movie at 8:45.
- (9/29) If you haven't read The Diamond Age, it
isn't too late! We'll spend a good deal of time talking about it,
so it's worth a read on the plane. I found this short summary of some examples of its interactions with Nell.
- (9/29) More agenda changes have been made. I've also sent out information about the working groups (see materials for an overview of those).
- (9/29) The restaurants are now identified on the agenda.
- (9/25) Some agenda updates have been made. I may still switch a few things around for coherence of the schedule... or not.
- (9/11) The schedule has been set (on the agenda).
Some titles and abstracts are TBD and will be posted as soon as they
arrive. Details regarding the working groups are being worked
- (9/11) We are also making dinner plans for Thursday and
Friday evenings - if you can't attend these and please let us know (if
you haven't already). Thanks.
- (7/23) The attendee list has been
updated again and we are preparing the specific plans for the workshop.
Also, travel information was recently sent - please make your travel
arrangements at your earliest convenience.
- (6/29) The attendee list is now available - we're
still waiting on a few more responses.
- (6/22) We have decided to push the workshop back to
- (6/9) You might be interested in seeing our previous
workshop on on intelligent
tutoring in serious games, held in August of 2006.
- (1/15) We thank Jon Gratch and the Virtual
Humans workshop for providing the template we followed for
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions,
Last update: 17:41 7 Oct 2008 PDT