Advances in Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies

Abstract : In this era of globalization, people from different countries and cultures have the opportunity to interact directly or indirectly in a great diversity of situations. Despite differences in their way of thinking and reasoning, their behaviors, their values, life styles, customs and habits, languages, religions, in a word, their cultures, they must be able to collaborate on projects, to understand each other’s views, to communicate in such a way that they don’t offend each other, to anticipate the effects of their respective actions on others and so on. It is then of primary importance to understand how culture affects people’s mental activities, such as perception, interpretation, reasoning, emotion and people’s behavior, in order to anticipate possible misunderstandings due to differences in handling the same situation, and to try and solve them. Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically, the field of Intelligent Systems design, aims at building systems that mimic the behavior of human beings in order to complete tasks more efficiently than the latter could by themselves. Consequently, in the last decade, experts and scholars in the field of Intelligent Systems have been tackling the notion of cultural awareness. A Culturally-Aware Intelligent System can be defined as a system where Culture-related or, more generally, sociocultural information is modeled and used in designing its human-machine interface or intervenes in the task carried out by this system, be it reasoning, simulation or any other task involving cultural knowledge. The first volume of this book is devoted to the presentation of some Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems, devised in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The second volume consists of two parts that intend to be a source of inspiration for building modelizations of Culture and of its influence on the human mind and behavior, to be used in new Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems. They respectively deal with the results of experiments carried out in two fields that study Culture and its influence on the human mind’s functions: Cultural Neuroscience and Cross-Cultural Psychology.
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Colette Faucher. France. Springer-Verlag, 2017
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Colette Faucher. Advances in Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies. Colette Faucher. France. Springer-Verlag, 2017. 〈hal-01562183〉



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