These views were expressed by Prof P Nagabhushan, Director, IIIT-A while inaugurating the three day international conference on Human Computer Interaction at Jhalwa campus here on Friday morning. He called upon the research scholars to design a machine which may record thinking of human being. He laid stress on learning rather than passing the exams. He said that human-computer interaction is the study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings.
Delivering the main talk, Prof. Ron Sun from New York said that a cognitive architecture specifies the underlying infrastructure for an intelligent system. Briefly, an architecture includes those aspects of a cognitive agent that are constant over time and across different application domains. The specification of a cognitive architecture consists of its representational assumptions, the characteristics of its memories, and the processes that operate on those memories.
Research on cognitive architectures is important because it supports a central goal of artificial intelligence and cognitive science: the creation and understanding of synthetic agents that support the same capabilities as humans. Unlike expert systems, cognitive architectures aim for breadth of coverage across a diverse set of tasks and domains. More important, they offer accounts of intelligent behavior at the systems level, rather than at the level of component methods designed for specialized tasks.
Prof U S Tiwari, chairperson of the conference said that In the interaction of humans and computers, research has studied how computers can detect, process and react to human emotions to develop emotionally intelligent information systems. Researchers have suggested several ‘affect-detection channels’. The potential of telling human emotions in an automated and digital fashion lies in improvements to the effectiveness of human-computer interaction.