Radical interactionism implies a conceptual inversion of the roles of interactions and experiments. There are no concrete experiments that the environment can process. Instead, the environment can only process primitive interactions, and all experiments are abstract.
Like in the algorithm on Page 44 and the code on Page 45, experiments have an intended interaction. When the agent chooses an experiment to perform, it tries to enact this experiment's intended interaction.
Now, experiments also have a list of enacted interactions. When the enacted interaction differs from the intended interaction, the enacted interaction is added to the experiment's list of enacted interactions. As a result, the next time the agent considers choosing this experiment, it can anticipate this possible outcome among others, and balance its decision on the basis of these different anticipations. Table 57 reports the algorithm that implements this mechanism.
Table 57: constructing and exploiting experiments from interactions.
101 Learn() 102 if enactedInteraction ≠ intendedInteraction 103 experiment.addEnactedInteraction(enactedInteraction) 104 superInteraction = learnCompositeInteraction(previousEnactedInteraction, enactedInteraction) 105 learnCompositeInteraction(previousSuperInteraction, enactedInteraction) 106 learnCompositeInteraction(previousSuperInteraction.preInteraction, superInteraction) 201 Anticipate() 202 activatedInteractions = getActivatedInteractions() 203 for each activatedInteraction in activatedInteractions 204 proclivity = activatedInteraction.weight * activatedInteraction.postInteraction.valence 205 addAnticipation(activatedInteraction.postInteraction.experiment, proclivity) 206 for each anticipation in anticipations 207 for each interaction in anticipation.experiment.enactedInteractions 208 for each activatedInteraction in activatedInteractions 209 if interaction = activatedInteraction.postInteraction 210 proclivity = activatedInteraction.weight * interaction.valence 211 anticipation.addProclivity(proclivity) 212 return anticipations
Lines 102 and 103: If the enacted interaction is not the intended interaction, add the enacted interaction to the experiment's list of enacted interactions.
Lines 104 to 106: Learn the three higher-level composite interactions as explained in Figure 44.
Lines 201 to 212: The proclivity of anticipation is now balanced depending on the odds of obtaining the afforded interaction (Lines 103 to 205) and the odds of obtaining a different enacted interaction (Lines 206 to 211).
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