COBRA is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to train early-stage researchers to accurately characterize and model the linguistic, cognitive and brain mechanisms that allow conversation to unfold in both human-human and human-machine interactions.
The network comprises ten academic research centers on language, cognition and the human brain, and four industrial partners in web-based speech technology, conversational agents and social robots, in ten countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong).
The partners’ combined expertise and high complementarity will allow COBRA to offer early-stage researchers an excellent training programme as well as very strong exposure to the non-academic sector.
A call for applications will be launched in 2020 for 15 three-year contracts offered to early-stage researchers wishing to enroll as PhD students in the framework of the project.
More information on: http://www.conversationalbrains.eu/, @CobraNetwork