Peer designed agents: Just reflect or also affect?

Avshalom Elmalech, David Sarne, Noa Agmon

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Abstract

Peer Designed Agent (PDA), computer agents developed by non-experts, is an emerging technology, widely advocated in recent literature for the purpose of replacing people in simulations and investigating human behavior. Its main premise is that the strategy programmed into these agents reliably reflect, to some extent, the behavior used by the programmer in real life. In this paper we show that PDA development has an important side effect that has not been addressed to date - the process, that merely attempts to capture one's strategy, is also likely to affect the developer's strategy. The phenomenon is demonstrated experimentally via the penetration detection game, using different setting variations. This result has many implications concerning the appropriate design of PDA-based simulations, and the validness of using PDAs for studying individual decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages1429-1430
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781634391313
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20149 May 2014

Publication series

Name13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
Volume2

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period5/05/149/05/14

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2014, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (www.ifaamas.org). All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • PDAs
  • Simulation design

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