Intention Recognition, Commitment and Their Roles in the Evolution of Cooperation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 364237512X
  • ISBN-13: 9783642375125
  • DDC: 006.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 167 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This original and timely monograph describes a unique self-contained excursion that reveals to the readers the roles of two basic cognitive abilities, i.e. intention recognition and arranging commitments, in the evolution of cooperative behavior. This book analyses intention recognition, an important ability that helps agents predict others' behavior, in its artificial intelligence and evolutionary computational modeling aspects, and proposes a novel intention recognition method. Furthermore, the book presents a new framework for intention-based decision making and illustrates several ways in which an ability to recognize intentions of others can enhance a decision making process. By employing the new intention recognition method and the tools of evolutionary game theory, this book introduces computational models demonstrating that intention recognition promotes the emergence of cooperation within populations of self-regarding agents. Finally, the book describes how commitment provides a pathway to the evolution of cooperative behavior, and how it further empowers intention recognition, thereby leading to a combined improved strategy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Introduction.
2: Intention Recognition Methods.
3: Incremental Intention Recognition.
4: Context-Dependent Intention Recognition.
5: Intention Based Decision Making and Applications.
6: Intention Recognition, Commitment, and the Evolution of Cooperation.
7: Intention Recognition Promotes the Emergence of Cooperation: A Bayesian Network Model.
8: Intention Recognition Promotes the Emergence of Cooperation: A Corpus-Based Model.
9: The Emergence of Commitments and Cooperation.
10: Intention Recognition, Commitment and the Evolution of Cooperation.
11: Conclusions and Future Work.
Supplemental Information for Chapter 5.
Supplemental Information for Chapter 7.