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Title: Beyond autonomy : the self and life of social agents
Authors: Subagdja, Budhitama
Tan, Ah-Hwee
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Subagdja, B., & Tan, A.-H. (2019) Beyond autonomy : the self and life of social agents. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019), 1654-1658. doi:10.5555/3306127.3331892
Project: ST Engineering - NTU Corporate Lab through the NRF corporate lab@university scheme
Abstract: Agents have gained popularity nowadays as virtual assistants and companions of their human users supporting daily activities in many aspects of personal life. Designed to be sociable, an agent engages its user(s) to communicate and even develop friendships. Rather than just as a lifeless toy, it is supposed to be perceived as an individual with its own personality, experiences, and social life. In this paper, we seek to highlight self-hood as another dimension that characterizes an agent. Besides levels of autonomy and reasoning, an agent can be defined based on its capacity to process and reflect on its own self as an individual that possesses identity, embodiment, mind (mental), social relationship with others, and experiences comprising memories about the past and future prospects. We argue that this self-awareness is necessary for a companion agent to engage seamlessly with people as a real actual individual. Some existing implementations and models from preliminary works on agent's self-awareness illustrate the feasibility and challenges to realize this concept. Beyond assistance and companionship, we also envisage that this model of self is applicable to other types of autonomous application and system involving extensive interaction with people potentially tackling moral and ethical issues.
URI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.5555/3306127.3331892
https://hdl.handle.net/10356/141955
ISBN: 978-151089200-2
DOI: 10.5555/3306127.3331892
Rights: © 2019 International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019) and is made available with permission of International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
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