Foundations of Cooperative AI


  • Vincent Conitzer Carnegie Mellon University
  • Caspar Oesterheld Carnegie Mellon University



Game Theory, AI Safety, Cooperative AI


AI systems can interact in unexpected ways, sometimes with disastrous consequences. As AI gets to control more of our world, these interactions will become more common and have higher stakes. As AI becomes more advanced, these interactions will become more sophisticated, and game theory will provide the tools for analyzing these interactions. However, AI agents are in some ways unlike the agents traditionally studied in game theory, introducing new challenges as well as opportunities. We propose a research agenda to develop the game theory of highly advanced AI agents, with a focus on achieving cooperation.




How to Cite

Conitzer, V., & Oesterheld, C. (2023). Foundations of Cooperative AI. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 37(13), 15359-15367.