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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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The Relative Benefit of Relative Utilities

In the end, the benefit of utility theory depends on not just ascribing utility to an object or an action, but framing it in a manner that we can compare to the utilities of all other objects or actions. We may find that this process is clear and simple, or we may find that we must apply a liberal dose of situational subjectivity.

Once we have determined those utilities (regardless of whether they are static or dynamic), we can proceed with the delicate and often equally subjective task of applying them in some meaningful manner. Using hedonic calculus as a model, we can determine a way of combining the factors through MAUT practices so that each receives a proper weight in the final decision.

However, ...

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