UTCS Colloquium/AI-Willard Miranker/Yale University: "Modeling Affect Employing Competitive Game Play," ACES 3.408, Monday, November 23, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

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Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Nov 23, 2009 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium

Speaker/ Affiliation: Willard Mi

ranker/Yale University

Date/Time: Monday, November 23, 2009, 2:00 p

.m.

Location: ACES 3.408

Host: Jim Browne

Talk Title: "Model

ing Affect Employing Competitive Game Play"

Talk Abstract:
A dynamic
notion of affect (degree of satisfaction) that an agent acquires in compet

itive iterated game play is developed. Simulated play against both a random
environment and a competitor agent is used to study the impact of affect o

n game playing strategies. For definiteness, the simulations are framed i

n terms of stock market trading with the agent being the investor and the m

arket supplying the environment. Comments on how affect in game play infor

ms notions of consciousness along with some illustrative simulations are gi

ven.