Notes and Reading - Lecture #16
Lecture #16 was a seminar on "Multi-agent interaction"
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The reading assignment for this seminar was:
D. Hofstadter, "The Prisoner's Dilemma Computer Tournaments and the Evolution of Cooperation", in Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern, (D. Hofstadter, Penguin, 1986), 715-734.
The questions you have to answer before class are:
Short answers (a couple of sentences) only are required, but I must
have them midnight the night before class.
- What makes Tit-for-tat a successful strategy in the context of
the Prisoner's Dilemma tournaments?
- Do you feel the tournaments "solve" the iterated Prisoner's
- What lessons do you think we can draw from the iterated
Prisoner's Dilemma about human cooperation (in a general sense)?