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Accepted at the 
 research sprint on 
February 11, 2024

Iterated contract negotiation

Contracts are a powerful devices to incentivise cooperation in the face of social dilemmas. We investigate contracts in the specific context of dynamically evolving social dilemmas. Previous methods based on fixed contracts are limited in those situations and can lead to harmful outcomes analogous to the maximization of a fixed objective in value alignment. We introduce the approach of iterated contract negotiation (ICN) and study it in text-based scenarios.

Robert Klassert
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