Impoverished empowerment : `meaningful' action sequence generation through bandwidth limitation

T. Anthony, D. Polani, C.L. Nehaniv

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    Empowerment is a promising concept to begin explaining
    how some biological organisms may assign apriori values expectations to states in taskless scenarios. Standard empowerment samples the full richness of an environment and assumes it can be fully explored. This may be too aggressive an assumption and here we explore impoverished
    versions achieved through a limit on the bandwidth of the empowerment generating action sequences. It turns out that limited richness of actions concentrate on the most important" ones with the additional benefit that the empowerment horizon can be extended drastically into the fu-
    ture. This may indicate a path towards and intrinsical preselection for preferred behaviour sequences and may help to suggest more biologically plausible approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)294-301
    JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventEuropean Conference on Artificial Life - Budapest, United Kingdom
    Duration: 13 Sept 200916 Sept 2009


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