Micronautics Research Corporation EmpathyWorks™ - Artificial Personality for AI Systems

EmpathyWorks™ - Artificial Personality For AI Systems

EmpathyWorks™ is a small, fast personality module for AI systems. Artificial personalities have an emotional state, inherited behavioral characteristics and a 'world view'. EmpathyWorks is:

  • Rule-driven - no programming required
  • Declarative - the Personality Rule Language (PRL™) allows behavioral scientists to use English-like statements instead of procedural programming
  • Flexible - define species and individuals, behavioral characteristics, environment and relationships
  • Small - EmpathyWorks requires less than 100KB ROM and less than 1K bytes of RAM per individual personality for simple scenarios
  • Device Independent - a AI application informs EmpathyWorks of events and EmpathyWorks simulates the response of the personalities
  • Time sensitive - simulated personalities respond to the passage of time
  • Scalable - the number of personalities that can be modeled within an single application are limited only by memory and computational power

EmpathyWorks supports:

  • Multi-generational inheritance - personality traits can be inherited from parents
  • Event types - Responses to life-changing events are defined separately from mundane events
  • Societal modeling - relationships between individuals can be defined
  • Shared events - one artificial personality's life events can affect the other personalities with which it has relationships with
  • Predator/prey relationships - behaviors corresponding to hunting and being hunted are supported
  • Decision making - an application can query an artificial personality for its opinions as to which of several choices to make
  • Life stages - artificial personalities can grow up to mature individuals, mature, become old and die
  • Emotional display - an artificial personality's internal state can be queried for display

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