The Project at a Glance
Welcome to the Council of Coaches, a European Project that aims to change the way we look at virtual coaching. We are creating an autonomous virtual council that can assist people in achieving their health goals. By advancing the state of the art in embodied conversational agents we are enabling fluent multi-party interaction between multiple coaches and our users. The topics of these interactions? You, your health, your worries, and your goals. We are excited to share our work and ideas with you here, on our little corner of the web...
The Council of Coaches is a group of Virtual Characters that will form your personal health council for as long as you want (or as long as you need their […]
Our Virtual Coaches will be able to operate as fully autonomous intelligent agents, and must learn how to use arguments to persuade the user and each other. The project advances […]
In order to provide efficient coaching to our users, we must be able to understand their health and lifestyle behaviours in the long- and short term. Our holistic behaviour analysis […]
To ensure that the innovations brought forth by the Council of Projects have a maximum and positive impact on society, we adopt the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation in […]
Save the Date: 7th of November an Ethics and Regulatory workshop is happening in Brussels
Innovation uptake in eHealth with patient-centeredness and gamification. Regulatory challenges and opportunities. Scope of the meeting: Brainstorm the status of the regulatory and ethical scenario in the context of eHealth […]Read More
People Behind the Council of Coaches – Episode 5
In today’s episode of “The People Behind Council of Coaches”, we present the team from the University of Dundee and the Centre for Argument Technology
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
The University of Dundee has nine academic Schools covering a variety of subject areas and has been ranked top in Scotland for research in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. The University has around 11,000 students, 60 researchers in Computing, in the School of Science and Engineering and 500 scientists and clinicians in the School of Medicine. The Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech) is located in the Discipline of Computing at the University of Dundee. This group is committed to developing the vision, academic theory and commercial exploitation of an Argument Web – an interconnected network of opinions, arguments, debates and discussions – having attracted funding of over £5m, and has over 150 refereed papers in print.
Our Dundee coaches @ Argumentation Week in Warsaw
Several members of the Council of Coaches team from Dundee attended events at Warsaw Argumentation Week (WAW 2018, http://waw2018.argdiap.pl) from 6th-16th September. First up, Dominic De Franco attended the Third […]Read More