Jennifer Klatt, Stacy Marsella, NIcole Kramer: “Negotiations in the Context of AIDS Prevention: An Agent-Based Model Using Theory of Mind”

September 15, 2011 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Speaker: Jennifer Klatt, Stacy Marsella, NIcole Kramer
Host: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2011)

For the purpose of an AIDS prevention game, a model was developed that focuses on training safe sex negotiations. Non-player characters in the game are socially intelligent agents that are equipped with a Theory of Mind that allows them to reason about the mental processes and behavior of others. The underlying model for the negotiation about safe sex between player and agent was implemented in multi-agent simulation software. It consists of two agents who have different goals of either safe or unsafe sex, actions to achieve these goals, and the wish to come to an agreement. The model was evaluated for the agent-agent conversation to test the basic functioning.