Group Intention Is Social Choice with Commitment

  • Guido Boella
  • Gabriella Pigozzi
  • Marija Slavkovik
  • Leendert van der Torre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6541)

Abstract

An agent intends g if it has chosen to pursue goal g an is committed to pursuing g . How do groups decide on a common goal? Social epistemology offers two views on collective attitudes: according to the summative approach, a group has attitude p if all or most of the group members have the attitude p; according to the non-summative approach, for a group to have attitude p it is required that the members together agree that they have attitude p. The summative approach is used extensively in multi-agent systems. We propose a formalization of non-summative group intentions, using social choice to determine the group goals. We use judgment aggregation as a decision-making mechanism and a multi-modal multi-agent logic to represent the collective attitudes, as well as the commitment and revision strategies for the groups intentions.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Boella
  • Gabriella Pigozzi
  • Marija Slavkovik
  • Leendert van der Torre

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