How AI wins friends and influences people in repeated games with cheap talk

Mayada Oudah, Talal Rahwan, Tawna Crandall, Jacob W. Crandall

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Abstract

Research has shown that a person's financial success is more dependent on the ability to deal with people than on professional knowledge. Sage advice, such as “if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all” and principles articulated in Carnegie's classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, offer trusted rules-of-thumb for how people can successfully deal with each other. However, alternative philosophies for dealing with people have also emerged. The success of an AI system is likewise contingent on its ability to win friends and influence people. In this paper, we study how AI systems should be designed to win friends and influence people in repeated games with cheap talk (RGCTs). We create several algorithms for playing RGCTs by combining existing behavioral strategies (what the AI does) with signaling strategies (what the AI says) derived from several competing philosophies. Via user study, we evaluate these algorithms in four RGCTs. Our results suggest sufficient properties for AIs to win friends and influence people in RGCTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
PublisherAAAI press
Pages1519-1526
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781577358008
StatePublished - 2018
Event32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Feb 2 2018Feb 7 2018

Publication series

Name32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018

Other

Other32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period2/2/182/7/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

Cite this

Oudah, M., Rahwan, T., Crandall, T., & Crandall, J. W. (2018). How AI wins friends and influences people in repeated games with cheap talk. In 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018 (pp. 1519-1526). (32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018). AAAI press.