The Practical Advantage of Surprise-based Agents



We argue that taking surprise into account in the artificial agents’s reasoning may have advantageous implications in various situations. Relying on theoretical and empirical evidence, our arguments are supported by the application of surprise-based agents to three different domains, namely exploration of unknown environments, divergent production and evaluation of creative products, and selective attention to travel information.

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9th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), May 2010

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Year 2015 : 2 citations

 Shackman, Alexander J., Andrew S. Fox, and David A. Seminowicz. "The cognitive-emotional brain: Opportunitvnies and challenges for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 38 (2015).

 Foster, Meadhbh I., and Mark T. Keane. "Surprise as an ideal case for the interplay of cognition and emotion." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 38 (2015).