Actual Causality and Responsibility Attribution in Decentralized Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

@article{Triantafyllou2022ActualCA,
  title={Actual Causality and Responsibility Attribution in Decentralized Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes},
  author={Stelios Triantafyllou and Adish Kumar Singla and Goran Radanovic},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2022 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society},
  year={2022}
}
Actual causality and a closely related concept of responsibility attribution are central to accountable decision making. Actual causality focuses on specific outcomes and aims to identify decisions (actions) that were critical in realizing an outcome of interest. Responsibility attribution is complementary and aims to identify the extent to which decision makers (agents) are responsible for this outcome. In this paper, we study these concepts under a widely used framework for multi-agent… 

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