Could emotions be the key to real artificial intelligence?

Ray, Penny and Toleman, Mark and Lukose, Dickson (2000) Could emotions be the key to real artificial intelligence? In: 2000 International ICSC Congress on Intelligent Systems and Applications (ISA 2000), 11-15 Dec 2000, Wollongong, Australia.


With the recent resurgence of investigation into the realm of emotion theories from AI researcher's point of view, it is important to take a step back and evaluate ways in which these new theories and models could enrich the AI domain. Much scientific evidence has come to light that emotions go far beyond their traditional stereotypical affects of irrationality and illogical behaviour in humans to be the foundation of rational thinking, perception, learning and other intelligent cognitive functions. This paper briefly looks at the advantages of affective computing and introduces an emotionally motivated agent architecture capable of synthesizing emotions for given situations.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright ICSC Academic Press.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 23:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotions; artificial intelligence
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling

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