In January 2017 I will begin a one year research fellowship at Clips, a computational linguistics research group, at The University of Antwerp. As well as learning about this interesting subfield of artificial intelligence, I will assist on the ‘Story Table’ project; an applied project developing autonomous story agents to be used within paediatrics. The project is lead by researchers from the Experimental Media Research Group.
Ben Burtenshaw has a background in media arts and cultural research. He is PhD candidate at the Computational Linguistics Group (CLiPS, University of Antwerp). Ben is interested in generating narrative and poetic language through programming methods, and applying such systems within healthcare for children and the elderly. His PhD project is to develop an autonomous and interactive software client, that will respond to natural language input by generating stories and poems.