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Agency and Causality in Decision Making
Pedro Ortega

Fri Dec 09 07:20 AM -- 07:50 AM (PST) @

We review the distinction between evidential and causal decision-making and the challenges that this distinction poses to the application of the expected utility principle. We furthermore establish firm connections between causality, information-theory, and game-theoretic concepts. Finally, we show how to use the aforementioned connections to construct adaptive agents that are universal over a given class of stochastic environments - such as Thompson sampling.

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Pedro Ortega (DeepMind)

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