The Personality-enabled Architecture for Cognition (PAC)

Stephen Read, Lynn Miller, Anna Kostygina, Gurveen Chopra, John L. Christensen, Charisse Corsbie-Massay, Wayne Zachary, Jean Christophe LeMentec, Vassil Iordanov, Andrew Rosoff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution


The Personality-enabled Architecture for Cognition (PAC) is a new modeling architecture designed to create Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) with personality traits and cultural characteristics. PAC integrates theory and empirical data from personality psychology, social psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience to build a model of personality that is based on fundamental underlying human motivational systems. Unlike existing models that attempt to build affective and personality factors as customizations or additions to an underlying formally rational symbolic architecture, in PAC personality directly arises from fundamental motivational systems integral to the agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmotion, Personality, and Social Behavior - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2008Mar 28 2008

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Other2008 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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