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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Decisions under Risk

Probably one of the easier ways to examine utility is to do so in the realm of comparative values. By using ordinal rankings, we are able to achieve a sense of relation between objects or thoughts—that is, “This is more important to me than that.” At that point, we can then begin the process of scaling things in a way that provides not only quantification but direct comparison—for example, “This is twice as important to me as that.”

Blaise Pascal was one of the 17th century’s more amazing minds. His contribution to mathematics came by way of trying to help out a French aristocrat kick his gambling habit. Despite Pascal’s religiosity, he did not preach to his friend about the evils of gambling. Instead, he provided mathematical ...

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