Artificial sociality: Giving artificial agents a GRASP of social life

GRASP agents

In his job at Wageningen University, Gert Jan is involved in Artificial Intelligence. He argues that in our time of robots and Internet of Things we need not only artificial intelligence; more urgently, we need artificial sociality. He proposes the GRASP acronym for artificial agents that know how to behave across groups and cultures.

Article available in AI & Society

Academic mills sometimes grind slowly. After more than three years in publication, Gert Jan now saw his article introducing GRASP published. It is open access. You can find it at .

GRASP stands for Groups, Rituals, Affiliation, Status and Power. Everything the agents do can be interpreted in terms of its effects on GRASP. Expect more about GRASP in the coming years.