Multi-Agent Systems Talk Series at Alan Turing Institute

Author: Stefano Albrecht

Date: 2021-02-19

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The Multi-Agent Systems special interest group (MAS group) at the Alan Turing Institute hosts a new online talk series on multi-agent systems research in the UK. This series aims to give lab PIs and early-career researchers a platform to present their MAS research to the wider MAS community in the UK.

The first talk will be given on February 24th, 10am, by Allan Dafoe (Oxford) and Edward Hughes (DeepMind) on their recent paper Open Problems in Cooperative AI. The talk will be held online via Zoom.

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Multi-Agent Systems Group at Alan Turing Institute

The MAS group was founded following the successful UK Multi-Agent Systems Symposium held at the Alan Turing Institute in February 2020. The MAS group provides a central meeting point for UK-based researchers in universities, industry, and defence who are interested in multi-agent systems research. From the MAS group webpage:

Multi-agent systems (MAS) are a core area of research of contemporary artificial intelligence. A multi-agent system consists of multiple decision-making agents which interact in a shared environment to achieve common or conflicting goals. MAS research spans a range of technical problems, such as how to design MAS to incentivise certain behaviours in agents, how to design algorithms enabling one or more agents to achieve specified goals in a MAS, how information is communicated and propagated among agents, and how norms, conventions and roles may emerge in MAS. A vast array of applications can be addressed using MAS methodologies, including autonomous driving, multi-robot factories, automated trading, commercial games, automated tutoring, etc.

The group maintains a UK-wide mailing list through which list members can communicate relevant opportunities and events. The group organises events such as research talks and UK-MAS symposia, and maintains a virtual UK MAS labs map shown below.