s210 Extending artificial intelligence with the logic of emotions

Does artificial intelligence need the logic of emotions? During a keynote by Richard Graf to the AI community in Berlin, the answers were quickly found. „Richard was guest speaker at the AI Community (www.kicommunity.de) on 23.01.2020 and gave a rousing and interactive lecture. Standing ovations! Thank you, Richard”, wrote Matthias Michael (initiator of the AI Community) about the keynote: Extending artificial intelligence with the logic of emotions.

The participants brought along their own first thoughts on emotions and artificial intelligence and thus enriched the interactive lecture. Due to the Resource Question, the AI Community quickly learned together that evening.

An answer to this question was impressively provided by Graf’s brief exposition of the Libet Experiment of 1979 and its predecessor by Kornhuber/Deecke of 1964, both of which showed that humans have not only one DecisionMaking system, but two: the Emotion System and the Cognition System. These process stimuli with different logics at different speeds.

Depending on our emotional disposition, such as the emotional sequence of courage, we behave differently and create different thoughts. The emotions follow a different logic than the Cognition System.

Artificial intelligence should therefore also consider that emotions are crucial in every single decision as well as in thinking and acting. Only then does artificial human intelligence come into being.

The KiE Trilogy of emotions(E), intuition(i), cognition(K), aligned with the human DecisionMaking process, is universally applicable. This was also shown by the second keynote of Hi Job, as the Emotion Logic could be easily integrated in machine learning, too, in order to pay attention to the emotional sequence of job seekers and to find suitable job offers.

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Februar 2020, Elsa Graf

We have two decision making system. Both are working with different logics, therefore both be implemented  into the artificial human intelligence.“ RICHARD GRAF


GRAF, Richard. Die neue Entscheidungskultur: Mit gemeinsam getragenen Entscheidungen zum Erfolg. Carl Hanser Verlag München 2018.

Kornhuber, Hans Helmut; Deecke, Lüder (1964): Hirnpotentialänderungen beim Menschen vor und nach Willkürbewegungen, dargestellt mit Magnetbandspeicherung und Rückwärtsanalyse. In: Pflügers Arch. 281, 1964, S. 52

Libet, Benjamin, Gleason, Curtis A., Wright, Elwood W., & Pearl, Dennis K. (1983): Time of conscious intention to act in relation to onset of cerebral activity (readiness-potential) the unconscious initiation of a freely voluntary act. In: Brain, Vol. 106(3), S. 623–642

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