Simple Artificial Neural Networks That Match Probability and Exploit and Explore When Confronting a Multiarmed Bandit

@article{Dawson2009SimpleAN,
  title={Simple Artificial Neural Networks That Match Probability and Exploit and Explore When Confronting a Multiarmed Bandit},
  author={Michael R. W. Dawson and Brian Dupuis and Marcia Spetch and Debbie M. Kelly},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={1368-1371}
}
The matching law (Herrnstein 1961) states that response rates become proportional to reinforcement rates; this is related to the empirical phenomenon called probability matching (Vulkan 2000). Here, we show that a simple artificial neural network generates responses consistent with probability matching. This behavior was then used to create an operant… CONTINUE READING