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Attend Before you Act: Leveraging human visual attention for continual learning [article]

Khimya Khetarpal, Doina Precup
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we explore leveraging where humans look in an image as an implicit indication of what is salient for decision making.  ...  When humans perform a task, such as playing a game, they selectively pay attention to certain parts of the visual input, gathering relevant information and sequentially combining it to build a representation  ...  In other words, does visual attention facilitate continual learning?.  ... 
arXiv:1807.09664v1 fatcat:kivg6p6hvfdfnmoerwfajo2ipy

Libet and the Criminal Law's Voluntary Act Requirement [chapter]

Gideon Yaffe
2010 Conscious Will and Responsibility  
Consider, for instance, your awareness of non-moving objects in the periphery of your visual field while you focus intently on something in the center of the visual field.  ...  way, you had to attend to it.  ... 
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0017 fatcat:onmry3agtfdztnb66cluemwde4

Acting the Part

Ahmer Arif, Leo Graiden Stewart, Kate Starbird
2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
To answer the first of our questions-if Russian information operations were active in the #BlackLivesMatter discourse-we used a network graph of retweets to learn that at least 29 of these accounts did  ...  Conceptually, this research enhances our understanding of how information operations can leverage the interactive social media environment to both reflect and shape existing social divisions. being affiliated  ...  We also wish to thank the UW SoMe Lab for providing infrastructure support.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3274289 fatcat:vyqeiz5jtzbgdn7hm6dhprk6ne

ACT-R/E: An Embodied Cognitive Architecture for Human-Robot Interaction

Greg Trafton, Laura Hiatt, Anthony Harrison, Frank Tanborello, Sangeet Khemlani, Alan Schultz
2013 Journal of Human-Robot Interaction  
We present ACT-R/E (Adaptive Character of Thought-Rational / Embodied), a cognitive architecture for human-robot interaction. Our reason for using ACT-R/E is two-fold.  ...  Then, we leverage that knowledge of people by using it to predict what a person will do in different situations; e.g., that a person may forget something and may need to be reminded or that a person cannot  ...  Through this integration, ACT-R is able to model a wide range of human, including empirically grounded accounts of visual attention (Reifers, Schenck, & Ritter, 2005) , time perception (Taatgen et al  ... 
doi:10.5898/jhri.2.1.trafton fatcat:7jygq5d2gbcalexani7dhzpmh4

Learning to Speak and Act in a Fantasy Text Adventure Game [article]

Jack Urbanek, Angela Fan, Siddharth Karamcheti, Saachi Jain, Samuel Humeau, Emily Dinan, Tim Rocktäschel, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In it, agents can perceive, emote, and act whilst conducting dialogue with other agents. Models and humans can both act as characters within the game.  ...  We analyze the ingredients necessary for successful grounding in this setting, and how each of these factors relate to agents that can talk and act successfully.  ...  The methodology for Task 5 is very similar to Task 3, trying to both standardize data from previous tasks and act as a filter for bad content that could have been overlooked before.  ... 
arXiv:1903.03094v1 fatcat:cvbsurxe2fcbfimngylgt7e5di

Dialogical arts through sustainable communities: acting on the margins, redefining empowerment [article]

Paul Wilson Satu Miettinen, Maja Maksimović, Satu Miettinen
2022 Zenodo  
This Book of abstracts was published as a result of the AMASS Conference 2022 titled "Dialogical arts through sustainable communities: acting on the margins, redefining empowerment".  ...  Through these ideas of social sculpture, he would set the trend for a more deliberate strategy for socially engaged practices as artists began to interact with institutions by way of their artistic methods  ...  of continuous communal learning.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6374747 fatcat:flojx2bdnvfobi4wvgwikhuve4

Utilizing the Stanislavski System and Core Acting Skills to Teach Actors in Arts Entrepreneurship Courses

James D. Hart
2020 Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education  
course content, arts entrepreneurship instructors can, in their classrooms, increase the likelihood of relating to acting students and subsequently, leverage their students' inherent and developed skills  ...  pedagogical approaches of theatre training, an understanding of research regarding common psychological characteristics of actors and awareness of identified parallels between arts entrepreneurship and acting  ...  "The Definitive Guide to Method Acting." Accessed June 1, 2020. https://  ... 
doi:10.46776/jaee.v2.49 fatcat:jvqy4svivjeofifcxd3gqujwq4

Ophelia Unbound in Asian Performances

Alexa Alice Joubin
2019 Actes des congrès de la Société française Shakespeare  
carve a space for their works, drawing audiences from within and beyond Asia.  ...  Stage and film directors leverage Shakespeare's own propensity to undermine dominant ideologies of gender-notably through the Ophelia figure-in their effort to renew Asian performance traditions and to  ...  They formed a human tableau and drew attention to the artificiality of the performance.  ... 
doi:10.4000/shakespeare.4887 fatcat:guswjz6xizdudgehr5xfn2cqym

Speaker and Time-aware Joint Contextual Learning for Dialogue-act Classification in Counselling Conversations [article]

Ganeshan Malhotra, Abdul Waheed, Aseem Srivastava, Md Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakraborty
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Further, we propose SPARTA, a transformer-based architecture with a novel speaker- and time-aware contextual learning for the dialogue-act classification.  ...  We develop a novel dataset, named HOPE, to provide a platform for the dialogue-act classification in counselling conversations.  ...  [1] proposed a contextual dialogue-act classifier (CDAC) and used transfer-learning to train their model on human-machine conversations.  ... 
arXiv:2111.06647v1 fatcat:jlws3fle7bai5la3dshgryjo4y


Oliver Leistert, Theo Röhle
2014 The Para-academic Handbook: A Toolkit for Making-Learning-Creating-Acting  
Centre for Communication, Media and Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, for directing the overall project.  ...  and Kye Askins for their contributions to this chapter.  ...  ARTS/CREATIVE: -A web resource for those engaged in the visual arts.  ... 
doi:10.1386/9780956450753_14 fatcat:fwu2uz64m5akhh7ces7x4txooe

Thinking and acting 'outside the box': digital game and production of pedagogical affectations in teacher training

Marcio Roberto de Lima, Silvania Sousa do Nascimento
2021 Ciência & Educação  
In our analysis, we identified the affectation of the pedagogical meanings of future teachers related to digital games and their incorporation into a proposal for teaching Physics.  ...  Thus, our understanding is that -in symmetry -humans and non-humans act with each other, expressing themselves in a network.  ...  environments, leveraging new avenues of knowledge building.  ... 
doi:10.1590/1516-731320210048 fatcat:3pfnz2brircflcbgqxgswb4zvu

Incremental Coordination: Attention-Centric Speech Production in a Physically Situated Conversational Agent

Zhou Yu, Dan Bohus, Eric Horvitz
2015 Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue  
Inspired by studies of human-human conversations, we present methods for incrementally coordinating speech production with listeners' visual foci of attention.  ...  We present an implementation and deployment of the model in a physically situated dialog system and discuss lessons learned.  ...  For instance, we observed cases where the robot's decision to pause to wait for a participant's attention to return from the direction that the robot was pointing (before continuing to the next phrase)  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w15-4652 dblp:conf/sigdial/YuBH15 fatcat:eez74ipf2neuzfgwzm5xavmwbe

Acting in light of the future: How do future-oriented cultural practices evolve and how can we accelerate their evolution?

Anthony Biglan, Yvonne Barnes-Holmes
2015 Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science  
(ACT), and extends this framework to analyzing the evolution of the practices of groups and organizations.  ...  This framework can provide an understanding of how human behavior may be modified in the present to serve improving human wellbeing in the future at individual, organizational, and even national levels  ...  Acknowledgments The author thanks Mark Alavosius and Shawn Boles for their cogent and supportive feedback and Christine Cody for her valuable assistance in editing the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.06.002 pmid:26693140 pmcid:PMC4673668 fatcat:smyotf6fjrfbhitixd7gtkof64

Journey towards best practices in acting on early warning signs in complex projects within a Russian context

Gulnara Sharaborova, Derek H.T. Walker, Guinevere Gilbert
2015 International Journal of Managing Projects in Business  
Three arrows visualize the idea of a triple-loop learning curve.  ...  Hofstede's reaction regarding this question is skeptical: If you do not know what you are talking about, you can continue arguing for ever.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijmpb-03-2015-0027 fatcat:76465ubbdfe7haljva427jzffa

England Am I? Elizabethan Clothing, Gender, and Crisis in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts

Sarah Bochicchio
2021 British Art Studies  
If you would like to discuss an idea for an article or book review, please contact Jennifer Daley,  ...  of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.  ...  They would not have attended the opera wearing a Russian peasant or Cinderella costume, for example (Figure 11 ).  ... 
doi:10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-21/sbochicchio fatcat:7wz2hwft3jgzvgofmfrxxhkgea
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