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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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4. Defining Decision Theory

Decision theory seems, by its name, to be a fairly straightforward concept. At first blush, it would seem to be the theory of making decisions. While that is technically correct, these waters are deceptively deep and even a bit turbid. The notion of what actually constitutes a decision is sometimes called into question—which doesn’t make it any simpler to advance a theory about it.

Regardless of what we settle on as a definition of decision, there are plenty of theories about not only the “right” way to come to one, but also theories on why humans and other such decision-making entities often fail miserably to make that right decision.

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