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Publications [#296263] of David P. Kraines

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  1. Kraines, D; Kraines, V, The threshold of cooperation among adaptive agents: Pavlov and the stag hunt, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 1193 (January, 2015), pp. 219-231, ISSN 0302-9743
    (last updated on 2022/11/28)

    Why is it that in an animal society, persistent selfishness is quite rare yet in human society, even strict laws and severe punishment do not eliminate selfish action against the interests of the whole? Stochastic learning agents called Pavlov strategies are used to model interactions in the multi-agent 2 × 2 Stag Hunt matrix game, a close relative of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Markov chain methods and computer simulations establish a threshold learning rate for the stability of cooperation. A society of rapidly adapting agents may suffer strife and dissension while another society with slower learning agents will enjoy the benefits of virtually complete cooperation.
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