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Charalabos Papageorgiou

Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the 1st Psychiatric Department, Eginition Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Title of Paper: 
The utilitarian role of emotions in Artificial Intelligence

Subdisciplinary Area: Bio-cybernetics

Keywords: emotion, utilitarianism, information-processing, problem solving, artificial intelligence

Abstract: Emotion can be conceptualized as an operating, evaluative, condition helping thus to organize behavior, i.e to consider both the costs and benefits associated to percepts and actions. In this sense, recent research is in favor of the inclusion of some emotion-related components in the information-processing architecture of artificial intelligence (AI) agents. Specifically, the cognitive–emotional integration is believed to be a key design principle for the problem-solving procedure of the AI. However, it should be noted that such an intervention does not allow an AI to have “feelings” but permits it to operate in an upgraded and promising way, having a more efficient and effective performance.

Charalabos Papageorgiou

Me And AI Applied philosophy research lab Hellenic Republic
The first interdisciplinary conference on Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, organized by the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the joint effort of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society. The objective of the conference is to highlight issues related to the Ethical, Legal, Political, Social and Financial aspects of the implementation of cutting-edge intelligence technologies in everyday life.
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