reinforcement learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms; "suicide", "cannibalism", "suffocation" (of artificial agents)
A whole spreadsheet with examples of "specification gaming"—an AI agent hacking a reward function to find unexpected solutions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRPiprOaC3HsCf5Tuum8bRfzYUiKLRqJmbOoC-32JorNdfyTiRRsR7Ea5eWtvsWzuxo8bjOxCG84dAg/pubhtml
fave: In a game meant to simulate the evolution of creatures, the programmer had to remove "a survival strategy where creatures could gain energy by suffocating themselves" (Schumacher, 2018)
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