The Bigger Picture
The Bigger Picture
May 16, 2021
Ep. 5 - Prof. Eilon Solan: Game Theory & Emergent Ethics
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How are game theory, math, and values related? In this episode, we spoke about Game Theory and its different applications in real life with Prof. Eilon Solan from Tel Aviv University. Eilon holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew university. Besides his fascination with math, Eilon is also a fan of sci-fi and he authored two science fiction books in Hebrew.

One of the topics we spoke about is the exciting idea of emergent ethics arising out of game theory models. One of the things that we discover after investigating different models of game theory is that the best long term strategy in many games is a cooperative strategy.  So in a sense, in game theory, the idea of cooperation can be "mathematically proven".

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