Generative Agents: Interactive Simulacra of Human Behavior - Summary

The paper introduces generative agents, which simulate believable human behavior and can be used in interactive applications. The agents are created using an architecture that extends a large language model to store and retrieve memories, and they produce believable individual and emergent social b

Arxiv URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2304.03442v1

Authors: Joon Sung Park, Joseph C. O'Brien, Carrie J. Cai, Meredith Ringel Morris, Percy Liang, Michael S. Bernstein

Summary:

The paper introduces generative agents, which simulate believable human behavior and can be used in interactive applications. The agents are created using an architecture that extends a large language model to store and retrieve memories, and they produce believable individual and emergent social behaviors.

Key Insights & Learnings:

  • Generative agents can be used in a variety of interactive applications, from immersive environments to prototyping tools.
  • The architecture for generative agents includes a memory stream, a retrieval model, and a planning and reflection module.
  • Generative agents produce believable individual and emergent social behaviors, such as coordinating group activities and forming relationships.
  • The components of the agent architecture - observation, planning, and reflection - each contribute critically to the believability of agent behavior.
  • The space of human behavior is vast and complex, and fully general agents require architectures that manage constantly-growing memories and handle cascading social dynamics.


Terms Mentioned: Generative agents, Interactive applications, Large language models, Human-AI Interaction, Natural language processing

Technologies / Libraries Mentioned: ACM

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