Reasoning about Emergence of Collective Memory

R. Ramanujam
(Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)

We offer a very simple model of how collective memory may form. Agents keep signalling within neighbourhoods, and depending on how many support each signal, some signals "win" in that neighbourhood. By agents interacting between different neighbourhoods, 'influence' spreads and sometimes, a collective signal emerges. We propose a logic in which we can reason about such emergence of memory and present preliminary technical results on the logic.

In Joseph Halpern and Andrés Perea: Proceedings Eighteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2021), Beijing, China, June 25-27, 2021, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 335, pp. 269–280.
Published: 22nd June 2021.

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