A Simulated Physiological/Cognitive "Double Agent"

Sergei Nirenburg, Marjorie McShane, Stephen Beale

This paper describes the cognitive capabilities of artificial intelligent agents in Maryland Virtual Patient (MVP, an environment that provides interactive, open-ended simulations of virtual patients for the training of medical personnel. The environment is implemented as an agent network that includes one human agent - the user - and a network of artificial agents. Some of the artificial agents have cognitive capabilities, like decision-making and the ability communicate using natural language. It is on the virtual patient's decision-making capabilities that this paper focuses.

Submitted: Sep 11, 2008