Game Description

The ART Testbed game compares different researchers' strategies as they act in combination. Each participating researcher controls a single appraiser agent, which works in competition against every other agent in the system. Clients request appraisals for paintings from different eras; if an appraiser agent does not have the expertise to complete the appraisal, it can request, at a price, opinions from other appraiser agents. Appraiser agents may also purchase from each other reputation information about other appraisers. Appraiser agents must decide when, and from whom, to request opinions and reputation information to generate accurate appraisals for clients. Appraisers receive more clients, and thus more profit, for producing more accurate appraisals. The winning appraiser agent is selected as the appraiser with the highest bank account balance.

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