Myles Bogner

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AutoTutor is an intelligent tutor that interacts smoothly with the student using natural language dialogue. This type of interaction allows us to extend the domains of tutoring. We are no longer restricted to areas like mathematics and science where interaction with the student can be limited to typing in numbers or selecting possibilities with a button.(More)
Evidence of the role of emotions in the action selection processes of environmentally situated agents continues to mount. This is no less true for autonomous software agents. Here we are concerned with such software agents that model a psychological theory of consciousness, global workspace theory. We briefly describe the architecture of two such agents,(More)
ConAg is a reusable framework, written in Java, for creating \conscious" software agents. The system provides an application skeleton that can be customized by developers. Its particular focus is on these agents' \consciousness" mechanism. A \conscious" software agent is a cognitive agent that integrates numerous arti cial intelligence mechanisms to(More)
Here we describe briefly the architecture and mechanisms of a “conscious” software agent named IDA who is to act as a type of employment agent. We go on to show how this architecture and these mechanisms allow IDA to deliberate much as we humans do and to make voluntary choices of actions. The technology described, if successful, should allow the automation(More)
• Communicating with clients in their natural language; • Reading from and writing to databases of various sorts (insurance rates, airline schedules, voter roles, company catalogs, etc.); • Knowing, understanding and adhering to company or agency policies; • Planning and decision making (coverage to suggest, routes and carriers to offer, loan to authorize,(More)
ConAg is a reusable framework, written in Java, for creating “conscious” software agents. Its particular focus is on these agents’ “consciousness” mechanism. A “conscious” software agent is an cognitive agent that integrates numerous artificial intelligence mechanisms to implement Bernard Baars’ global workspace theory, a psychological theory of mind. This(More)
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