18th AIAI 2022, 17 - 20 June 2022, Greece

A Second-Order Adaptive Decision Model for Proceeding or Terminating a Pregnancy

Lisa Elderhorst, Melissa Van den Berge, Jan Treur


  This study introduces a second-level adaptive temporal-causal decision model for deciding whether to keep or not to keep a baby. In this model, different actors and factors that influence the decision-making process have been incorporated based on literature. Hereby, the actors are responsible for the Hebbian learning component and make the model adaptive. Complementary speed factors regulate when learning happens. Three scenarios for the different possible outcomes; keeping the baby, having an abortion and putting the baby up for adoption provide insights into the influences of the actors on making a decision.  

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