Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33542-6_9
Title: Philosophy meets entertainment: Designing an interactive virtual philosopher
Authors: Wang, X.
Khoo, E.T.
Siriwardana, S.
Iroshan, H.
Nakatsu, R. 
Keywords: artificial intelligence
conversational agent
interactive philosophy
Virtual philosophers
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Wang, X.,Khoo, E.T.,Siriwardana, S.,Iroshan, H.,Nakatsu, R. (2012). Philosophy meets entertainment: Designing an interactive virtual philosopher. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 7522 LNCS : 100-113. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33542-6_9
Abstract: To many people, philosophy seems to be a difficult and daunting subject. Our research seeks to make the esoteric philosophical ideas and concepts more accessible to people in the modern world, and make philosophy learning an entertaining activity by allowing people to directly interact with virtual philosophers from the past. With Artificial Intelligence technology, we have created a virtual philosopher that can automatically respond to user's input in natural language text. It is hoped that the added interactivity can help to increase the appeal of philosophical subject to the users, and the users can have a better idea of the philosophy after an entertaining experience talking with the virtual philosopher. In this paper, we share our considerations for designing the system, the system architecture, and our preliminary user study on the interaction with the virtual philosopher. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Source Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/71440
ISBN: 9783642335419
ISSN: 03029743
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33542-6_9
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