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Bye-Bye Agents? Not
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Cristiano Castelfranchi
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 93-96
Cristiano Castelfranchi discusses the weaknesess and the possible crisis of the agents paradigm. I examine some potentialities and ambitions of such an approach, which shouldn't be reduced to a technology. He disagrees with Hewitt identifying agents with c...
Intra & Inter-network Dynamics, and the
Found in: Social Simulation, Brazilian Workshop on
By Cristiano Castelfranchi
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 1-6
Within a network new links of the same kind can derive from previous links, but also new kinds of links/relations derive from previous relations, thus new kinds (levels) of networks derive from a given network. Both phenomena would need a systematic theory...
Tacitly Communicating with Our Intelligent Environment via Our Practical Behavior and Its Traces
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Cristiano Castelfranchi
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 323-326
A crucial part of the
Why a Cognitive Trustier Performs Better: Simulating Trust-Based Contract Nets
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Rino Falcone, Giovanni Pezzulo, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Gianguglielmo Calvi
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 1394-1395
We use a Contract Net protocol for comparing various strategies for trusting other agents. We introduce three classes of trustiers: a random trustier, a statistical trustier, and a cognitive trustier.
Trust Dynamics: How Trust Is Influenced by Direct Experiences and by Trust Itself
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Rino Falcone, Cristiano Castelfranchi
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 740-747
<p>In this paper we will examine two main aspects of trust dynamics: <li>a) How direct experiences involving trust, with their successes or failures, influence the future trust of an agent about similar facts. We challenge the trivial idea that...
Coordination Artifacts: Environment-Based Coordination for Intelligent Agents
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 286-293
Direct interaction and explicit communication are not always the best approaches for achieving coherent systemic behaviour in the context of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). This is evident when taking into account recent approaches dealing with environment-base...
Cooperating through a Belief-based Trust Computation
Found in: Enabling Technologies, IEEE International Workshops on
By Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone, Giovanni Pezzulo
Issue Date:June 2003
pp. 263
Many approaches to the trust study exist in literature. In our view, just a socio-cognitive approach to trust would be able to analyze the sub-components (the basic beliefs) on which the final decision to trust or not is taken. In this paper we show a firs...
Trust Is Much More than Subjective Probability: Mental Components and Sources of Trust
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone
Issue Date:January 2000
pp. 6008
In this paper we claim the importance of a cognitive view of trust (its articulate, analytic and founded view), in contrast with a mere quantitative and opaque view of trust supported by Economics and Game Theory (GT). We argue in favour of a cognitive vie...
From manifesta to krypta: The relevance of categories for trusting others
Found in: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
By Cristiano Castelfranchi, Matteo Venanzi, Michele Piunti, Rino Falcone
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 1-24
In this article we consider the special abilities needed by agents for assessing trust based on inference and reasoning. We analyze the case in which it is possible to infer trust towards unknown counterparts by reasoning on abstract classes or categories ...
Positive and negative expectations and the deontic nature of social conventions
Found in: Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Artificial intelligence and law (ICAIL '03)
By Cristiano Castelfranchi, Luca Tummolini
Issue Date:June 2003
pp. 119-125
The general goal of the paper is to show the normative/deontic nature of conventions. Conventions are traditionally defined as regularity of behavior based on expectations evolved to solve coordination problems [14]. The thesis we defend is that the cognit...