Virtual Patients as Intelligent Agents
Friday, May 8, 2009, 13:00pm - Friday, May 8, 2009, 14:00pm
The VP is a knowledge-based model and simulation of a person suffering from one or more diseases. Physiologically, it undergoes normal and pathological processes and responds realistically to expected and unexpected (e.g., user error-caused) internal and external stimuli. On the cognitive side, its perception apparatus includes experiencing symptoms and understanding natural language input from the user; its reasoning is goal- and plan-based with elements of reasoning by analogy and individual preferences based on context and a model of character traits; its arsenal of actions includes verbal, mental (memory management and learning) and simulated physical actions.
In this talk, we will briefly discuss the current capabilities of the MVP environment and illustrate them with a demonstration of a training encounter in the latest version of the MVP system.
The MVP project is a collaboration between ILIT and a research team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine led by Dean Bruce Jarrell and Dr. George Fantry. The ILIT team members include: Steve Beale, Marjorie McShane, Jesse English, Ben Johnson and Matt Rodatus.