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Zhao, G., Li, Y., & Xu, Q. From Emotion AI to Cognitive AI. International Journal of Network Dynamics and Intelligence. 2022, 1(1), 65–72. doi:

From emotion AI to cognitive AI

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Author: Zhao, Guoying1; Li, Yante1; Xu, Qianru1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1, Linnanmaa 90570, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Scilight Press, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-08-23


Cognitive computing is recognized as the next era of computing. In order to make hardware and software systems more human-like, emotion artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive AI which simulate human intelligence are the core of real AI. The current boom of sentiment analysis and affective computing in computer science gives rise to the rapid development of emotion AI. However, the research of cognitive AI has just started in the past few years. In this visionary paper, we briefly review the current development in emotion AI, introduce the concept of cognitive AI, and propose the envisioned future of cognitive AI, which intends to let computers think, reason, and make decisions in similar ways that humans do. The important aspect of cognitive AI in terms of engagement, regulation, decision making, and discovery are further discussed. Finally, we propose important directions for constructing future cognitive AI, including data and knowledge mining, multi-modal AI explainability, hybrid AI, and potential ethical challenges.

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Series: International journal of network dynamics and intelligence
ISSN: 2653-6226
ISSN-E: 2653-6226
ISSN-L: 2653-6226
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 65 - 72
DOI: 10.53941/ijndi0101006
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This research is funded by the Academy of Finland for Academy Professor project Emotion AI, grant Nos 336116 and 345122, and Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland for AI forum project.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 336116
Detailed Information: 336116 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
345122 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2022 Guoying Zhao, Yante Li, Qianru Xu. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.