Affective-Cognitive Framework for Machine Learning and Decision Making


Recent findings in affective neuroscience and psychology indicate that human affect and emotional experience play a significant and useful role in human learning and decision-making. Most machine-learning and decision-making models, however, are based on old, purely cognitive models, and are slow, brittle, and awkward to adapt. We aim to redress many of these classic problems by developing new models that integrate affect with cognition. Ultimately, such improvements will allow machines to make smarter and more human-like decisions for better human-machine interaction.