Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations (MENHIR) is an H2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project. The MENHIR project aims to research and develop conversational technologies to promote mental health and assist people with mental ill health (mild depression and anxiety) manage their conditions.
What is the MENHIR Project about?
During this 4 years the 8 partners will work together in several areas such emotion recognition in speech, automatic conversation management, mental health, and other multidisciplinary topics. This project aims to serve as a step further in conversational technologies researching new areas and producing new tools to assist people with anxiety and mild depression.
How does MENHIR work?
Providing new insights and opportunities for multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial synergies
MENHIR aims to create a transdisciplinary, cross-sectorial and international network to go beyond the current state of art of conversational systems and boost their potential to have a positive impact in mental health.
Providing a solid basis for the future
MENHIR results will allow to gain understanding on how technology can support and improve the wellbeing of people with mental ill health. This will set the basis for the development of a new generation of personalized conversational assistants.
Strenghts of MENHIR chatbot science
Conversational support 24/7
The developed technology will help to implement chatbots that can serve as a conversational counterpart to singpost resources, monitor wellbeing, provide useful information and enhance motivation.
MENHIR provides support for linguistic and paralinguistic feature-based emotion recognition from speech to provide estimations of the user's emotion, which will be coupled with estandardizad questionnaires to give a long-term overview of their state.
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
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Internacional Doctoral Summer School in Conversational Systems
Registration is now open for the Internacional Doctoral Summer School in Conversational Systems for Health Applications that will take place in the beutiful Carmen de la Victoria (Granada, Spain) from 31st August to 3rd September 2022. The school provides a platform for getting to know and discuss current approaches and research streams in the field …
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Intelligent Voice presents a session on building GPU-powered conversational AI ecosystem in NVIDIA GTC22
Conversational AI applications are comprised of a hierarchy of deep learning natural language processing (NLP) models and speech technologies. Making these many different components work together to realize robust real-world applications a complex, both in terms of model interaction and computing resource orchestration. Deploying NLP models for processing speech requires end-to-end speech recognition, appropriate segmentation, …
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Congratulations for your PhD Terry!
Another PhD obtained by a young researcher in our MENHIR team! 🎉🎉 Terry Amorese has passed her PhD viva, with a Thesis entitled: “Assistive virtual agents: the impact of agents’ features and emotions on elderly people perception and preferences.” Congratulations to Terry and her supervisor Prof. Gennaro Cordasco from Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi …
CUI 2022 ACM in-cooperation conference
MENHIR member María Inés Torres is part of the Steering Committee of the CUI2022 conference, that will take place in Glasgow from 26th to 28th July 2020. CUI 2022 aims to further develop a collaborative community around human-computer interaction issues in speech and language technology, with a specific interest in theory-based and applied scientific issues …
CUI@CHI: Ethics of Conversational User Interfaces
MENHIR member Matthias Kraus, from Ulm University is co-organizing the Workshop on Ethics of Conversational User Interfaces (CUI@CHI) at the ACM CHI 2022 conference, which will be focused on ethics of CUIs. More information: https://www.conversationaluserinterfaces.org/workshops/CHI2022/ Submissions due:February 24th, 2022
Innovative technology for wellbeing: CS_AIW Cluster Meeting of Minds 4
On February 23-24, the “Cancer Survivorship – AI for Well-being” (CS_AIW) Cluster will hold its 4th Meeting of Minds, the first to be open to the public. It will revolve around the question “How can new technologies better support patients/users?“. Primarily, the event aims at gathering important feedback from end-users.They will have the unique chance …
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First International Workshop on Trustworthy AI for the Future of Risk Management
MENHIR members Maurice Mulvenna and Jane Zheng from Ulster University are co-organizing the First International Workshop on Trustworthy AI for the Future of Risk Management (TAI-RM 2022) in Belfast on 14th June. Topics Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Novel theoretical achievements for TAI methodology. Novel developments for existing TAI techniques. …
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Natural language processing in international projects
The community DiverTLes: Diversity in Language Technologies in Spainm an initiative within the framework of the thematic network of excellence PLNnet, presents the Round Table “PLN in international projects” to be held virtually on 18 January 2022 at 17.30. On this occasion there will be 3 speakers (Zoraida Callejas, Elena González and Elena Lloret) who …
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World Mental Health Day 2021 tips
The moto of World Mental Health Day 2021 is: “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality”. Today, the World Health Organization is encouraging everyone to highliht positive stories that may be inspirational and share helpful materials. Here there are some useful links: Depression and suicide: what you need to know and what …
Successful Meeting of Minds 3 and 3+ for the CS_AIW cluster
The CS_AIW cluster has organized today two succesful Meeting of Minds events (MoM3 and MoM3+) to share their approaches about exploitation and user studies respectively. It is possible to trace the discussion on twitter with the #CS_AIW hashtag and check MENHIR slides for MoM3+ here.