Emotional computation in artificial intelligence education

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After decades of work towards creating artificial intelligence, some researchers are now attempting to create machines that are emotionally intelligent. The standard definition of artificial intelligence is the ability for a machine to "think or act humanly or rationally" (Russell, 1995). The push towards emotionally intelligent machines is an exciting addition to this field, in the direction of machines that truly "act humanly." In this article, I will provide a survey of topics and resources for teaching emotional computation in artificial intelligence courses. I will show that this topic area serves as an excellent application of modern artificial intelligence techniques, and is an important aspect of modern research in AI. The interdisciplinary nature of work in this space is not only compelling in the classroom, it may also lead to wider interest in the field of Computer Science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAI Education Colloquium - Papers from the 2008 AAAI Workshop, Technical Report
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 AAAI Workshop - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 13 2008Jul 13 2008


Other2008 AAAI Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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