# Belief Manipulation Through Propositional Announcements

@inproceedings{Hunter2017BeliefMT, title={Belief Manipulation Through Propositional Announcements}, author={Aaron Hunter and François Schwarzentruber and Eric Tsang}, booktitle={International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence}, year={2017} }

Public announcements cause each agent in a group to modify their beliefs to incorporate some new piece of information, while simultaneously being aware that all other agents are doing the same. Given a set of agents and a set of epistemic goals, it is natural to ask if there is a single announcement that will make each agent believe the corresponding goal. This problem is known to be undecidable in a general modal setting, where the presence of nested beliefs can lead to complex dynamics. In…

## 5 Citations

### How Hard to Tell? Complexity of Belief Manipulation Through Propositional Announcements

- PhilosophyIJCAI
- 2021

This paper provides two characterisation theorems for the existence of announcements in the context of model-preference definable revision operators and provides matching optimal lower bounds for the Dalal and Ginsberg operators.

### What Has Been Said? Identifying the Change Formula in a Belief Revision Scenario

- MathematicsIJCAI
- 2019

It is shown that under weak conditions about the rationality of the revision operators used by the agents, the set of candidate formulae has the form of a logical interval, and how the bounds of this interval can be tightened when the revision operato are known and/or when μ is known to be independent from a given set of variables.

### GenC: A Fast Tool for Applications Involving Belief Revision

- Computer ScienceIJCAI
- 2020

GenC is described, a tool that is able to quickly calculate the result of AGM belief revision for formulas with hundreds of variables and millions of clauses and can be used as a stand-alone tool or as a component of a reasoning system for a variety of applications.

### Modelling deception using theory of mind in multi-agent systems

- Computer ScienceAI Commun.
- 2019

This work is one of the first attempts in AI that uses Theory of Mind along with components of IMT2 and IDT in order to analyse deceptive interactions and implements such a model.

### Deceptive Autonomous Agents

- Computer Science
- 2020

This work aims to model and study how artificial agents that deceive and detect deception can be engineered, as well as how such agents might impact the common good.

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