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Joint Attention for Multi-Agent Coordination and Social Learning

  title={Joint Attention for Multi-Agent Coordination and Social Learning},
  author={Dennis Lee and Natasha Jaques and Chase Kew and Douglas Eck and Dale Schuurmans and Aleksandra Faust},
Joint attention—the ability to purposefully coordinate attention with another agent, and mutually attend to the same thing—is a critical component of human social cognition. In this paper, we ask whether joint attention can be useful as a mechanism for improving multi-agent coordination and social learning. We first develop deep reinforcement learning (RL) agents with a recurrent visual attention architecture. We then train agents to minimize the difference between the attention weights that… 

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