Prisoner's Dilemma in IEEE Looking Forward Magazine Fall 2003 Issue

To Cooperate or To Defect: That's the Prisoner's Dilemma is a short article about prisoner's dilemma and genetic algorithms.


Prisoner’s Dilemma is the most studied game among evolutionary computation researchers. The game is extremely simple to play: each player has only two choices, either cooperation or defection. Nevertheless, this simplicity is just deceiving; the game has very interesting consequences that effected economics, biology and evolutionary computation. In this paper, we take a small trip together to explore the most popular variant of the game: the iterated prisoner’s dilemma, following the now classical approach to ”coevolve” strategies for it by using a genetic algorithm.


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