Description: The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has patented an artificial intelligence and cognitive modeling technology related to computerized network interactions using knowledge base systems. The NRL patented technology applies to a learning algorithm grounded in social science to model interactions of agents/actors from different groups or cultures. The tool embedding this technology uses agent-based simulation of preference-driven agents endowed with cognitive maps representing their causal beliefs. Agents modify their cognitive maps through social learning using particle swarm optimization. A user can seed the simulation with diverse belief structures and activate the simulation to predict coalitions/conflicts and shifts of allegiance.

Advantages/Features Include:

  • Measures impact of foreign presence on a society before belief systems collide
  • Measures impact of organizational changes
  • Predicts coalitions and shifts of allegiance
  • Facilitates what-if simulations of information warfare
  • Predicts population attitudes in response to exogenous events
  • Visualizes group formation

Applications Include:

  • Homeland Security
  • Education
  • Video Gaming System


  • Related U.S. Patent Number 8,112,369 entitled "Methods and Systems of Adaptive Coalition of Cognitive Agents"

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