Intention Recognition, Commitment and Their Roles in the Evolution of Cooperation

From Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Evolutionary Game Theory Models

  • The Anh Han

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-20
  2. The Anh Han
    Pages 1-10
  3. Intention Recognition Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-15
    2. The Anh Han
      Pages 17-34
    3. The Anh Han
      Pages 35-54
  4. Intention Recognition, Commitment, and the Evolution of Cooperation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-167

About this book


This original and timely monograph describes a unique self-contained excursion that reveals to the readers the roles of two basic cognitive abilities, i.e. intention recognition and arranging commitments, in the evolution of cooperative behavior. This book analyses intention recognition, an important ability that helps agents predict others’ behavior, in its artificial intelligence and evolutionary computational modeling aspects, and proposes a novel intention recognition method. Furthermore, the book presents a new framework for intention-based decision making and illustrates several ways in which an ability to recognize intentions of others can enhance a decision making process. By employing the new intention recognition method and the tools of evolutionary game theory, this book introduces computational models demonstrating that intention recognition promotes the emergence of cooperation within populations of self-regarding agents. Finally, the book describes how commitment provides a pathway to the evolution of cooperative behavior, and how it further empowers intention recognition, thereby leading to a combined improved strategy.





Artificial intelligence Bayesian Network Cognitive abilities Commitment strategies Complex Systems Decision Making Evolution Prospection Evolution of Cooperation Evolutionary Game Theory Evolutionary psychology Intention Recognition Logic Programming Prisoner's Dilemma

Authors and affiliations

  • The Anh Han
    • 1
  1. 1., Artificial Intelligence LabVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37511-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37512-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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