Optimism and pessimism in trust

  • Marsh S
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This paper presents a view of trust which artificial agents can use to help in such reasoning processes, providing them with a means to judge possible future behaviour on the basis of past experience. The paper discusses the notion of `dispositions' of trusting behaviour, which we call Optimism, Pessimism and Realism. Each different disposition results in different trust estimations from an agent. We discuss the possible effects of these differences. Finally, we present the concept of memory in ...

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  • Stephen Marsh

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