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Cooperating with machines

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2018
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19 news outlets
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10 blogs
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437 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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Title
Cooperating with machines
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-017-02597-8
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Authors

Jacob W. Crandall, Mayada Oudah, Tennom, Fatimah Ishowo-Oloko, Sherief Abdallah, Jean-François Bonnefon, Manuel Cebrian, Azim Shariff, Michael A. Goodrich, Iyad Rahwan

Abstract

Since Alan Turing envisioned artificial intelligence, technical progress has often been measured by the ability to defeat humans in zero-sum encounters (e.g., Chess, Poker, or Go). Less attention has been given to scenarios in which human-machine cooperation is beneficial but non-trivial, such as scenarios in which human and machine preferences are neither fully aligned nor fully in conflict. Cooperation does not require sheer computational power, but instead is facilitated by intuition, cultural norms, emotions, signals, and pre-evolved dispositions. Here, we develop an algorithm that combines a state-of-the-art reinforcement-learning algorithm with mechanisms for signaling. We show that this algorithm can cooperate with people and other algorithms at levels that rival human cooperation in a variety of two-player repeated stochastic games. These results indicate that general human-machine cooperation is achievable using a non-trivial, but ultimately simple, set of algorithmic mechanisms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 301 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 84 28%
Researcher 43 14%
Student > Master 42 14%
Student > Bachelor 31 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 6%
Other 57 19%
Unknown 30 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 96 31%
Engineering 31 10%
Psychology 31 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 19 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 11 4%
Other 68 22%
Unknown 49 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 499. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2019.
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#24,596
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Outputs from Nature Communications
#370
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Outputs of similar age
#949
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#23
of 1,095 outputs
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