Conversational assistants in the form of stand-alone devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have become popular and embraced by millions of people. By serving as a natural interface to services ranging from home automation to media players, conversational assistants help people perform many tasks with ease, such as setting times, playing music and managing to-do lists. While these systems offer useful capabilities, they are largely passive and unaware of the human behavioral context in which they are used. In this work, we explore how off-the-shelf conversational assistants can be enhanced with acoustic-based human activity recognition by leveraging the short interval after a voice command is given to the device… Read more