Towards AI that can solve social dilemmas



Many scenarios involve a tension between individual interest and the interests of others. Such situations are called social dilemmas. Because of their ubiquity in economic and social interactions constructing agents that can solve them is of prime importance to researchers interested in multi-agent systems. We discuss why social dilemmas are particularly difficult, propose a way to measure the ‘success’ of a strategy, and review recent work on using deep reinforcement learning to construct agents that can do well in both perfect and imperfect information bilateral social dilemmas.

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