Print Email Facebook Twitter The role of emotion in self-explanations by cognitive agents Title The role of emotion in self-explanations by cognitive agents Author Kaptein, F. Broekens, J. Hindriks, K. Neerincx, M.A. Publication year 2018 Abstract Artiﬁcial Intelligence (AI) systems, including intelligent agents, are becoming increasingly complex. Explainable AI (XAI) is the capability of these systems to explain their behaviour, in a for humans understandable manner. Cognitive agents, a type of intelligent agents, typically explain their actions with their beliefs and desires. However, humans also take into account their own and other’s emotions in their explanations, and humans explain their emotions. We refer to using emotions in XAI as Emotion-aware eXplainable Artiﬁcial Intelligence (EXAI). Although EXAI should also include awareness of the other’semotions,in this work we focus on how the simulation of emotions in cognitive agents can help them self-explain their behaviour. We argue that emotions simulated based on cognitive appraisal theory enable (1) the explanation of these emotions, (2) using them as a heuristic to identify important beliefs and desires for the explanation, and (3) the use of emotion words in the explanations themselves. Subject Computation theoryIntelligent computingCognitive agentsCognitive appraisalSelf explanationsIntelligent agents To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:36d8e17a-2e0f-446b-8776-ec076aa52aa2 TNO identifier 810140 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 9781538606803 Source 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos, ACIIW 2017. 23 October 2017 through 26 October 2017 (January), 88-93 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.