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The Influence of Task Contexts on the Decision-Making of Humans and Computers

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The Influence of Task Contexts on the Decision-Making of Humans and Computers
Abstract. Many environments in which people and computer agents interact involve deploying resources to accomplish tasks and satisfy goals. This paper investigates the way that the context in which decisions are made affects the behavior of people and the performance of computer agents that interact with people in such environments. It presents experiments that measured negotiation behavior in two different types of settings. One setting was a task context that made explicit the relationships among goals, (sub)tasks and resources. The other seta completely abstract context in which only the payoffs for the decision choices were listed. Results show that people are more helpful, less selfish, and less competitive when making decisions in task contexts than when making them etely abstract contexts. Further, their overall performance was better in task contexts. A predictive computational model that was trained on data obtained in the task context outperformed a model that was trained und...
Ya'akov Gal, Barbara J. Grosz, Avi Pfeffer, Stuart
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Authors Ya'akov Gal, Barbara J. Grosz, Avi Pfeffer, Stuart M. Shieber, Alex Allain
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