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69 Post author: orthonormal 07 June 2013 08:30AM

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Comment author: orthonormal 07 June 2013 12:40:49PM 3 points [-]

If I were submitting a modal agent, I'd probably use a PrudentBot that uses PA to look for mutual cooperation but PA+N (for some large N) to look for defection against DefectBot. There's not a simple downside to that variant.

In particular, Prudent(0,100)Bot finds mutual cooperation with Prudent(0,1)Bot, Prudent(99,1000)Bot, etc.

Comment author: Eugine_Nier 09 June 2013 06:30:26AM 0 points [-]

If I were submitting a modal agent, I'd probably use a PrudentBot that uses PA to look for mutual cooperation but PA+N (for some large N) to look for defection against DefectBot.

Or breakout the stronger systems, e.g., ZFC possibly with some inaccessible cardinals thrown in for good measure.

Comment author: orthonormal 09 June 2013 01:51:30PM 1 point [-]

That would be even better in practice, but it wouldn't be expressible in the modal formalism.