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Uncertainty and communication complexity in iterated cooperation games Peter Andras1

Summary: Uncertainty and communication complexity in iterated cooperation games
Peter Andras1
School of Computing Science, Newcastle University
Iterated cooperation games (e.g. Prisoner's Dilemma) are used
to analyze the emergence and evolution of cooperation among
selfish individuals. Uncertainty of outcomes of games is an
important factor that influences the level of cooperation.
Communication of intentions also has a major impact on the
outcome of situations that may lead to cooperation. Here we
present an agent-based simulation that implements the
uncertainty of outcomes together with the communication of
intentions between agents. This simulation is used to analyze
the relationship between uncertainty and the complexity of the
language that the agents use to communicate about their
intentions. The complexity of the language is measured in
terms of variability of its usage among agents. The results show
that more outcome uncertainty implies lower complexity of the


Source: Andras, Peter - School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences