- Bath Artificial Intelligence


What can a computer tournament tell us about the evolution of culture? - Luke Rendell

Tuesday 7th Dec, 5:00pm, Biological Sciences room C51, University of Bristol

Social learning is widespread in nature and is central to the remarkable success of humanity, yet it remains unclear why copying is profitable and how to copy most effectively. To address these questions, we organized a computer tournament in which entrants submitted strategies specifying how to use social learning and its asocial alternative to acquire adaptive behavior in a complex environment. In this talk I will describe the tournament in detail and present the main results it produced.