Accession Number:

ADA445889

Title:

Personality-Enabled Architecture for Cognition (PAC): Architecture and Initial Implementation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan 2004-Mar 2005

Corporate Author:

CHI SYSTEMS INC FORT WASHINGTON PA

Report Date:

2005-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This research is a collaboration between CHI Systems and the University of Southern California, to develop a new technical capability to create human behavioral representations HBRs with pre-defined and specific personality traits and cultural characteristics. This capability meets a current and growing need for human models that exhibit personality and cultural variability. The need arises from multiple sources, but primarily from the increased frequency and complexity of military operations involving coalition forces with great cultural and personality diversity, and the growing trend toward asymmetrical conflicts involving adversaries with poorly understood cultural values, characteristics, and behavior patterns. The research integrates theory and empirical data from personality psychology, social psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience to create a new software environment called the Personality-enabled Architecture for Cognition PAC. Unlike existing cognitive architectures that attempt to build affective and personality factors as customizations to an underlying formally rational symbolic architecture, PAC uses dimensions of personality, emotion, and culture as foundations for the cognitive process. This report covers the first year of effort in the program, which focused on developing the initial PAC architecture and software implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE