The International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT) celebrates its 25th anniversary this week at InterACT 25, a three-day symposium that highlights the organization's contributions to developing key technologies that help eliminate barriers between people across the world.
Founded by Carnegie Mellon University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 1991 and led by Language Technologies Institute Professor Alex Waibel, InterACT aims to develop advanced communication, robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies that help eliminate barriers imposed by physical separation, language and cultural differences, insufficient access to health care and education, and more. Since its creation, InterACT has added six more universities to its membership: the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Waseda University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Southern California, the Italian Institute of Technology, and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Together, these institutions build technologies that improve global communication and collaboration, and provide training opportunities for students, faculty and scientists to expand the interpersonal and intercultural skills that globally improve human cooperation and team building.
The symposium, which runs through Saturday, July 16, in Baden-Baden, Germany, features technology demonstrations, lectures, keynote addresses, and panel discussions with contributors, alumni, visionaries and luminaries who have collaborated with InterACT throughout its history. While the event celebrates InterACT's history, it also offers opportunities for attendees to develop new insights and plan for the future.
Learn more about the event on the Interact 25 webpage.