Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory (Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory (Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Michael Wooldridge


Cooperative video game thought is a department of (micro-)economics that reports the habit of self-interested brokers in strategic settings the place binding agreements between brokers are attainable. Our objective during this ebook is to provide a survey of labor at the computational points of cooperative video game concept. we start by means of officially defining transferable software video games in attribute functionality shape, and introducing key answer thoughts similar to the center and the Shapley price. We then speak about significant concerns that come up while contemplating such video games from a computational point of view: selecting compact representations for video games, and the heavily similar challenge of efficiently computing resolution concepts for video games. We survey a number of formalisms for cooperative video games which were proposed within the literature, together with, for instance, cooperative video games outlined on networks, in addition to common compact illustration schemes reminiscent of MC-nets and talent video games. As an in depth case examine, we think of weighted vote casting video games: a widely-used and essentially vital classification of cooperative video games that inherently have a traditional compact illustration. We examine the complexity of answer ideas for such video games, and generalizations of them.

We in brief speak about video games with non-transferable software and partition functionality video games. We then assessment algorithms for deciding on welfare-maximizing coalition constructions and strategies utilized by rational brokers to shape coalitions (even less than uncertainty), together with bargaining algorithms. We finish via contemplating a few constructing subject matters, functions, and destiny examine instructions.

desk of Contents: advent / easy techniques / Representations and Algorithms / Weighted vote casting video games / past attribute functionality video games / Coalition constitution Formation / complex issues

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