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Quantum Probability and Operant Conditioning: Behavioral Uncertainty in Reinforcement Learning

Alonso, E. and Mondragon, E. (2014). Quantum Probability and Operant Conditioning: Behavioral Uncertainty in Reinforcement Learning. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2014), 06-03-2014 - 08-03-2014, Angers, France.

Abstract

An implicit assumption in the study of operant conditioning and reinforcement learning is that behavior is stochastic, in that it depends on the probability that an outcome follows a response and on how the presence or absence of the output affects the frequency of the response. In this paper we argue that classical probability is not the right tool to represent uncertainty operant conditioning and propose an interpretation of behavioral states in terms of quantum probability instead.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Operant conditioning; reinforcement learning, uncertainty; quantum probability; classical probability
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12845
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