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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Weighting a Single Criterion

With all of the above methods, tips, and tricks in place, we are now able to approach the issue of actually scoring the value of something. To make our decisions, we need to consider information. Often, the information is not as simple as a binary “yes or no.” For example, in a decision about whether or not we should get a health kit, we aren’t using “alive or dead” as a factor. We are concerned with the gray areas of how much health we currently have. Are we fully healthy? Doing well? A little injured? Are we dragging our limbs behind us? By taking that entire spectrum of possibilities into account, we can craft deeper, more meaningful decisions.

One of the first considerations when deciding how we should weight ...

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