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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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5. Game Theory

While plenty of study from a variety of disciplines has tackled the behemoth of decision theory, perhaps one of the most successful (and conveniently relevant to us) forays into this realm is the collection of efforts made in the area of game theory.

Game theory has never been a mainstream subject. Initial references to it date back as far as the early 1700s. However, the spectacular mathematical genius John von Neumann is generally credited as being the “father of game theory.” In 1928, he published a series of papers on the subject. A more visible launching point of the concept occurred in 1944 with the publishing of the book ...

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