Learning empathy: a data-driven framework for modeling empathetic companion agents

  title={Learning empathy: a data-driven framework for modeling empathetic companion agents},
  author={Scott W. McQuiggan and James C. Lester},
Affective reasoning plays an increasingly important role in cognitive accounts of social interaction. Humans continuously assess one another's situational context, modify their own affective state accordingly, and then respond to these outcomes by expressing empathetic behaviors. Synthetic agents serving as companions should respond similarly. However, empathetic reasoning is riddled with the complexities stemming from the myriad factors bearing upon situational assessment. A key challenge… CONTINUE READING


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