Model-based Utility Functions

@article{Hibbard2012ModelbasedUF,
  title={Model-based Utility Functions},
  author={Bill Hibbard},
  journal={J. Artificial General Intelligence},
  year={2012},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-24}
}
Orseau and Ring, as well as Dewey, have recently described problems, including self-delusion, with the behavior of agents using various definitions of utility functions. An agent's utility function is defined in terms of the agent's history of interactions with its environment. This paper argues, via two examples, that the behavior problems can be avoided by formulating the utility function in two steps: 1) inferring a model of the environment from interactions, and 2) computing utility as a… CONTINUE READING
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