Laurence Devillers




Laurence Devillers is a professor in Artificial Intelligence at the Sorbonne University and is responsible for the research topic “Affective and Social Dimensions of Spoken Interactions” at the LIMSI-CNRS laboratory in Orsay ( She is the author of more than 150 scientific publications. Prof. Devillers’s research focuses primarily on: automatic processing of spoken language, conversational agents, detection of emotions, social robots, and ethics. In addition to being a member of the Allistene Commission of Reflection on the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and Technologies (CERNA), she has written Robots and People: Myths, Fantasies, and Reality (Plon 2017).