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Bayesian Affect Control Theory of Self

  title={Bayesian Affect Control Theory of Self},
  author={David R. Cheriton},
Notions of identity and of the self have long been studied in social psychology and sociology as key guiding elements of social interaction and coordination. In the AI of the future, these notions will also play a role in producing natural, socially appropriate artificially intelligent agents that encompass subtle and complex human social and affective skills. We propose here a Bayesian generalization of the sociological affect control theory of self as a theoretical foundation for socio… 

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