Building Character for Artificial Conversational Agents: Ethos, Ethics, Believability, and Credibility

@article{Brahnam2009BuildingCF,
  title={Building Character for Artificial Conversational Agents: Ethos, Ethics, Believability, and Credibility},
  author={Sheryl Brahnam},
  journal={PsychNology Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={9-47}
}
Because ethos is an unavoidable component of dialogue and forms the basis for believing and being persuaded by another's speech, it is an important topic for AI researchers. This paper examines the concept of ethos, especially Aristotle's notions of situated and invented ethos, as it functions in oral and written discourse and then explores what happens to ethos in computer-mediated human-to-human and human-to-machine discourse. The paper draws a number of conclusions that may be of value to… CONTINUE READING

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