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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Summarizing the Decision Process

While it seems like it was a long road to accomplish the decision of which Dude to assault with which weapon, by breaking it down into individual steps, we were able to simplify the entire process.

One of the important decisions we made about constructing our agent’s decision is what the decision was going to entail. As we theorized early in the chapter and subsequently confirmed in our last example, we could not have separated the two individual choices of who to attack and what weapon to use. Doing so may have led us to less-than-optimum results. This is reminiscent of the Prisoner’s Dilemma, where thinking only about our own choice rather than taking into consideration our partner’s mindset led us to an acceptable ...

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