Emotional intelligence for intuitive agents

Penny Ray, Mark Toleman, Dickson Lukose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review


Currently, there are no machines with emotions that influence their reasoning, perception and decision-making abilities to the degree that emotions affect human behaviour in these areas. This could be for two reasons. Firstly, emotions have traditionally been broadly defined and no discrete categorization had been formulated, and secondly, emotions have been viewed as opposing logic, the very basis for computational machines, and as a disruption to rational reasoning and function. It is the very contrasting evidence in recent research that has seen a renewed enthusiasm into emotional research. The role of emotion in rational human behaviour may have a larger impact on cognitive processes than first thought. In this paper, we define emotions and discuss the importance that they will have on artificial intelligences of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICAI 2000, Topics in Artificial Intelligence - 6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings
EditorsRiichiro Mizoguchi, John Slaney
ISBN (Print)3540679251, 9783540679257, 9783540679257
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventPacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2000 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20001 Sep 2000
Conference number: 6th
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/book/10.1007/3-540-44533-1 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferencePacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2000
Abbreviated titlePRICAI 2000
Internet address

Cite this