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Michael Johnston

Interactions Corporation
Director of Research and Innovation

Dr. Michael Johnston is Director of Research and Innovation for Interactions Corporation, a leading provider of AI-enabled intelligent virtual assistants to enterprise. He has over 25 years of experience in practical applications of AI, with a focus on conversational interactive systems, multimodal interfaces combining speech with graphical interfaces and gesture, and methods for synergistic combination of human and artificial intelligence. Before joining Interactions, he held positions at AT&T Labs Research, Oregon Graduate Institute, and Brandeis University. Dr. Johnston has over 80 technical papers and 60 patents covering key algorithms and applications in speech, language, and multimodal processing and served as editor and chair for the W3C EMMA multimodal standard.