A Bayesian Rule for Adaptive Control based on Causal Interventions
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- Adaptive behavior, Intervention calculus, Bayesian control, Kullback-Leibler-divergence
Explaining adaptive behavior is a central problem in artificial intelligence research. Here we formalize adaptive agents as mixture distributions over sequences of inputs and outputs (I/O). Each distribution of the mixture constitutes a "possible world", but the agent does not know which of the possible worlds it is actually facing. The problem is to adapt the I/O stream in a way that is compatible with the true world. A natural mea- sure of adaptation can be obtained by the Kullback Leibler (KL) divergence between the I/O distribution of the true world and the I/O distribution expected by the agent that is uncertain about possible worlds. In the case of pure input streams, the Bayesian mixture provides a well-known solution for this problem. We show, however, that in the case of I/O streams this solution breaks down, because outputs are issued by the agent itself and require a different probabilistic syntax as provided by intervention calculus. Based on this calculus, we obtain a Bayesian control rule that allows modeling adaptive behavior with mixture distributions over I/O streams. This rule might allow for a novel approach to adaptive control based on a minimum KL-principle.
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TY - CONF AU - Pedro A. Ortega AU - Daniel A. Braun PY - 2010/06 DA - 2010/06 TI - A Bayesian Rule for Adaptive Control based on Causal Interventions BT - Proceedings of the 3d Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (2010) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 182 EP - 187 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/agi.2010.39 DO - 10.2991/agi.2010.39 ID - Ortega2010/06 ER -