On the simulation of human frailty

Ian D Horswill*, Christine Lisetti

*Corresponding author for this work

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Artificial intelligence generally focuses on engineering rationality. While rational agents are undoubtedly useful, we argue that computational methods are also useful for modeling aspects of human behavior that fall short of perfect rationality. And moreover, that for certain kinds of applications, this is preferable to perfect rationality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2011 Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607509585
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


  • Believable agents
  • clinical applications
  • psychopathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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