Self-governance by Transfiguration: From Learning to Prescriptions

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2014
Riveret
Régis Riveret, Alexander Artikis, Dídac Busquets, Jeremy Pitt
Norms are commonly understood as guides for the conduct of autonomous agents, thereby easing their individual decision-making and coordination. However, their study exhibits a polarity between (i) norms as behavioural patterns emerging from repeated agents’ (inter)actions and (ii) norms as explicit prescriptions. In this paper, we attempt to build a bridge between these two conceptual poles of norms: it takes the form of a mental function for prescriptive transfiguration allowing reinforced learning agents to express their learning experiences into prescriptions. The population of transfigurative agents are then equipped with a consensus system to build and enforce prescriptive systems to self-govern on-line. Simple simulations suggest the pertinence of the approach and shows its weaknesses, in particular prescriptions stalling learning, and timeliness in norm construction.
Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL)
Conference Short Name: 
DEON 2014
Conference Full Name: 
12th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems
Conference Country: 
BE:Belgium
Conference City: 
Ghent
Conference Venue: 
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University
Conference Date(s): 
Sat, 12/07/2014 - Tue, 15/07/2014
Conference Level: 
International
Publisher: 
Springer International Publishing
Publication Series: 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume: 
8554
Page Start: 
177
Page End: 
191
ISBN Code: 
978-3-319-08614-9 (print), 978-3-319-08615-6 (online)

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