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Understanding socially intelligent agents - a multilayered phenomenon

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3 Author(s)
Persson, P. ; Swedish Inst. of Comput. Sci., Kista, Sweden ; Laaksolahti, J. ; Lonnqvist, P.

The ultimate purpose with socially intelligent agent (SIA) technology is not to simulate social intelligence per se, but to let an agent give an impression of social intelligence. Such user-centred SIA technology, must consider the everyday knowledge and expectations by which users make sense of real, fictive, or artificial social beings. This folk-theoretical understanding of other social beings involves several, rather independent levels such as expectations on behavior, expectations on primitive psychology, models of folk-psychology, understanding of traits, social roles, and empathy. The framework presented here allows one to analyze and reconstruct users' understanding of existing and future SIAs, as well as specifying the levels SIA technology models in order to achieve an impression of social intelligence

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 5 )