Towards Human-Agent Communication via the Information Bottleneck Principle

@article{Tucker2022TowardsHC,
  title={Towards Human-Agent Communication via the Information Bottleneck Principle},
  author={Mycal Tucker and Julie A. Shah and Roger Philip Levy and Noga Zaslavsky},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2022},
  volume={abs/2207.00088}
}
—Emergent communication research often focuses on optimizing task-specific utility as a driver for communication. However, human languages appear to evolve under pressure to efficiently compress meanings into communication signals by optimizing the Information Bottleneck tradeoff between informa- tiveness and complexity. In this work, we study how trading off these three factors — utility, informativeness, and complexity — shapes emergent communication, including compared to human communication… 

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