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"Hyper-Comunication: Towards the Creation of New Media for the Information Network"

Dr. Ryohei Nakatsu
ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, Japan

Kenote Speaker at the Multimedia'97 Conference, June 4, 1997

Abstract: It is expected that various new types of telecommunications services will emerge based on multimedia technologies. A concept of hyper communication is proposed here which merges human communication in cyberspace involving various people in different places, diffrent times, and even different cultures, as well as communication with human-like agents generated by computers. Technologies necessary to realize this new telecommunications concept are described along with several research examples being done at ATR Media Intergration & Communications Research Laboratories.

Speaker's Biography: Ryohei Nakatsu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1982 respectively. After joining NTT is 1971 he mainly worked on speech recognition technology. Since 1994 he has been with ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and currently is the President of ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Laboratories. His research interests includes emotion extraction from speech and facial images, emotion recognition, nonverbal communications, and integration of multi modalities in communications. He is a member of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers Japan (IEICE-J) and the Acoustical Society of Japan

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute

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