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The Contribution of Society to the Construction of Individual Intelligence

Edmonds, Bruce and Dautenhahn, Kerstin (1998) The Contribution of Society to the Construction of Individual Intelligence. [Conference Paper] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It is argued that society is a crucial factor in the construction of individual intelligence. In other words that it is important that intelligence is socially situated in an analogous way to the physical situation of robots. Evidence that this may be the case is taken from developmental linguistics, the social intelligence hypothesis, the complexity of society, the need for self-reflection and autism. The consequences for the development of artificial social agents is briefly considered. Finally some challenges for research into socially situated intelligence are highlighted.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Biology > Sociobiology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Computer Science > Robotics
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:802
Deposited By:Edmonds, Dr Bruce
Deposited On:01 Apr 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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