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Psychoanalytic Defense Mechanisms in Cognitive Multi-agent Systems (Hardcover) (Friedrich Gelbard)
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Human cognitive processes and, in particular, defense mechanisms as described in psychoanalysis, bring about new notions and paradigms for artificial intelligence systems, particularly because such mechanisms accomplish filter functionalities and other system stabilizing tasks within such systems. Despite this, cognitive systems lack the capability to analyze complex systems and also lack the universal competencies needed to orientate themselves in complex environments in various domains. Incorporating Psychoanalytic Defense Mechanisms into Cognitive Multi-Agent Systems addresses this dilemma by exploring a way to technically describe, model and implement psychoanalytic defense mechanisms in the course of a project that provides a functional model of the human mind.
With discussions focusing on the development of a mathematical description for the implementation of conflict resolution; activation and selection of defense mechanisms; and the processing of defense mechanisms, this book describes the various possibilities for the application of defense mechanisms in artificial intelligence, as well as the resulting advantages. Formulas which specify a transformation for defense mechanisms are also provided. Throughout the work, the interdisciplinary cooperation between the scientific fields of psychoanalysis and artificial intelligence is highlighted as the foundation for new research findings.
Innovative and exciting, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of cognitive science, artificial intelligence and psychoanalysis.