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Trust as theory of mind

Havinga, H.M. (2017) Trust as theory of mind. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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Abstract

When humans play the prisoner's dilemma it is observed that sometimes they cooperate after a defect-defect situation has occurred. This paper investigated whether this can be explained by the ability of people to reason about the beliefs and goals of others, also known as theory of mind. This is tested through a simulation with agents who use different orders of theory of mind in which the level of cooperation is measured. The results show that the there is a significant difference between the games in which agents use different orders theory of mind. The data suggests that when a higher order theory of mind is used there is less cooperative behaviour. Therefore we conclude that theory of mind does not cause cooperation by itself.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:31
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/15814

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