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Strategy Building Based on Theory of Mind Order of the Opponent

Veltman, H.J. (2016) Strategy Building Based on Theory of Mind Order of the Opponent. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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In many social settings people often make use of theory of mind, the ability to think and reason about the thoughts of others. There are several orders of theory of mind. Zero- and first-order are seen as lower-orders theory of mind, second-order theory of mind and up are so-called higher-orders. In this paper, we will discuss whether or not the behaviour of the opponent influences the behaviour and strategy of participants. Participant behaviour is observed whilst playing the Mod24 game, an extension of rock-paper-scissors. We found that the behaviour of the opponent does indeed influence participant behaviour, especially in regards to the rates with which the participants change their choices. Furthermore we found that the strategy that participants used also varied across different opponents. Participants used theory of mind readily during the Mod24 game and also the higher-order theory of mind strategies were used frequently in this game. Higher-order theory of mind opponents lead to the use of higher-order theory of mind strategies in the participants.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:23

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