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:
  1. What makes Tit-for-tat a successful strategy in the context of the Prisoner's Dilemma tournaments?
  2. Do you feel the tournaments "solve" the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma? Why?
  3. What lessons do you think we can draw from the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma about human cooperation (in a general sense)?
Short answers (a couple of sentences) only are required, but I must have them midnight the night before class.