How Does AI Resolve the Prisoner’s Dilemma?
DeepMind just released a paper describing new research into using reinforcement learning to explore game theory.
In summary, we showed that we can apply the modern AI technique of deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to age-old questions in social science such as the mystery of the emergence of cooperation. We can think of the trained AI agents as an approximation to economics’ rational agent model “homo economicus”. Hence, such models give us the unique ability to test policies and interventions into simulated systems of interacting agents – both human and artificial.
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