Defeasible Specification of Utilities

  • Ronald Loui
Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 5)


Decision analysis is the leading candidate for deciding among competing actions and conflicting goals in uncertain worlds. It is normally thought to require probabilities, utilities, and a set of alternative courses of action. Presumably, work on evidential reasoning will deliver probabilities suitable for AI’s use, and planning has already discovered various ways of representing and composing sequences of primitive actions. This leaves the specification of utilities of outcome states.


Decision Theory Small World Primitive Action Defeasible Reasoning Classical Axiom 
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