Python Project-based Workshop: How to build your own intelligent agent

On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Enas Tarawneh will present “Python Project-based Workhsop: How to build your own intelligent agent”.

Day & Time: Friday, November 13, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Enas Tarawneh

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IM/RA, York University WiCSE

Location: Virtual

Contact: Ayda Naserialiabadi

Abstract: The workshop will focus on creating an intelligent agent that can listen to questions given through natural language and generate natural language responses. The workshop will also dabble into customizing the voice used in these responses. This workshop includes: 

a) Programming speech recognition. 

b) Leveraging cloud-based resources such as speech-to-text, text-to-speech and AI querying to generate responses.  

c) Connect these together to create a turn taking intelligent agent. 

d) Customizing the voice used in these generated responses. 

Register: Please click here to register.

Biography: Enas Tarawneh is a PhD student at York University in the department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. She works in the Vision, Graphics and Robotics (VGR) Laboratory as a research assistant. Her most recent research involves the development and evaluation of a cloud-based avatar (intelligent agent) for human-robot interaction that is part of a project funded by VISTA. She holds an OGS and VISTA doctoral scholarship. Prior to this, Enas worked as an academic Lead, instructor, and e-learning coordinator in the Institute of Applied Technology in UAE in which she received an award for “Distinguished Curriculum Support” and another for “Excellence in E-learning coordination”. Most importantly, Enas is a wife and mother of three, that believes that open-mindedness and positivism is the best accomplishment and the source of true happiness.