Psychopathology, narrative, and cognitive architecture (or: Why AI characters should be just as screwed-up as we are)

Ian D Horswill*

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Abstract

Historically, AI research has understandably focused on those aspects of cognition that distinguish humans from other animals - in particular, our capacity for complex problem solving. However, with a few notable exceptions, narratives in popular media generally focus on those aspects of human experience that we share with other social animals: attachment, mating and child rearing, violence, group affiliation, and inter-group and inter-individual conflict. Moreover, the stories we tell often focus on the ways in which these processes break down. In this paper, I will argue that current agent architectures don't offer particularly good models of these phenomena, and discuss specific phenomena that I think it would be illuminating to understand at a computational level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Narrative Technologies - Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report
Pages49-54
Number of pages6
VolumeFS-07-05
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 AAAI Fall Symposium - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2007Nov 11 2007

Other

Other2007 AAAI Fall Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period11/9/0711/11/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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