Launching "the evolution of cooperation".

  title={Launching "the evolution of cooperation".},
  author={Robert Axelrod},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
This article describes three aspects of the author's early work on the evolution of the cooperation. First, it explains how the idea for a computer tournament for the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma was inspired by the artificial intelligence research on computer checkers and computer chess. Second, it shows how the vulnerability of simple reciprocity of misunderstanding or misimplementation can be eliminated with the addition of some degree of generosity or contrition. Third, it recounts the… CONTINUE READING

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