An empirical study of the co-evolution of utility and predictive ability

Kevin B. Korb, Lachlan Brumley, Carlo Kopp

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    Abstract

    The evolution of cognition is a relatively under-explored issue in cognitive science and evolution theory. The development and influence of evolutionary psychology in recent decades has stimulated interest in it just recently, but the methods applied largely remain bound to ethological observation and the theory-based use of evolutionary principles. Here we illustrate a new empirical approach to answering a particular question that arises in the evolution of decision making. In particular, we show how agent-based evolutionary simulation can answer questions in the evolution of cognition by answering a question about the evolution of utility raised by evolutionary economics, namely how do utilities and prediction co-evolve?

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016)
    Subtitle of host publication24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages703-710
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509006229
    ISBN (Print)9781509006243
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016
    EventIEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2016 - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada
    Duration: 24 Jul 201629 Jul 2016
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    ConferenceIEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2016
    Abbreviated titleIEEE CEC 2016
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver BC
    Period24/07/1629/07/16
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    Korb, K. B., Brumley, L., & Kopp, C. (2016). An empirical study of the co-evolution of utility and predictive ability. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016): 24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada (pp. 703-710). [7743861] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7743861
    Korb, Kevin B. ; Brumley, Lachlan ; Kopp, Carlo. / An empirical study of the co-evolution of utility and predictive ability. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016): 24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016. pp. 703-710
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    Korb, KB, Brumley, L & Kopp, C 2016, An empirical study of the co-evolution of utility and predictive ability. in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016): 24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada., 7743861, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 703-710, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2016, Vancouver BC, Canada, 24/07/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7743861

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    Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016): 24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016. p. 703-710 7743861.

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    Korb KB, Brumley L, Kopp C. An empirical study of the co-evolution of utility and predictive ability. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2016): 24 - 29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2016. p. 703-710. 7743861 https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7743861