What Are Autonomous Agents and Game Theory?


  • Ted Tanner PokitDok, Co-Founder, CTO


Session Description: Autonomous agent systems are already used in countless applications such as chatbots, email, vehicles, and manufacturing.  This session will provide a gentle introduction to the science behind agent-based software and the application of game theory to blockchain technology.  Discussion will delve into how game theory - an area of mathematics and strategic thinking - integrates with autonomous agents.  This type of integration provides opportunities for applications in the areas of arbitrage, negotiation and optimization. For health systems, this has the potential to reduce friction between the provider and the consumer.  The session will conclude with a simple example of a medical eligibility check as a proposed model for arbitrage and negotiation using autonomous agent-based game theory.


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Author Biography

Ted Tanner, PokitDok, Co-Founder, CTO


Ted Tanner is Co-Founder and CTO of PokitDok and a creator of DokChain, blockchain for healthcare. Focused primarily on Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Systems, Ted has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft and held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including digidesign (IPO and acquired by Avid), Crystal River Engineering (acquired by Aureal Seminconductor), VP of R&D at MongoMusic (acquired by Microsoft) and Co-Founder and CTO of BeliefNetworks (acquired by Benefitfocus). He was also the CTO of Spatializer Audio Labs (NASDAQ: SPAZ), a company specializing in digital signal processing solutions. He is on the IAB for the University of South Carolina Computer Science Department as well as the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at the University of Tennessee. He also serves on the Clemson University Restoration Institute Executive Advisory Board for the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center. Ted has published numerous articles in leading technical magazines and holds several patents in the areas of semantics, machine learning, signal processing and signal protection. Follow him on Twitter @tctjr.



How to Cite

Tanner, T. (2021). What Are Autonomous Agents and Game Theory?. Blockchain in Healthcare Today. Retrieved from https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/82