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Action Selection

So many things a model could do
We’ve seen different cognitive actions that a model can take to answer a question, including:
  1. 1.
    Just answer the question directly.
  2. 2.
    Run a debate if it’s a pro/con question.
  3. 3.
    Search a long text for relevant information.
  4. 4.
    Decompose the question into subquestions.
  5. 5.
    Run a web search using Google.
  6. 6.
    Run a computation in Python.
  7. 7.
    Write out reasoning steps.
In this chapter, we’ll use a model to choose which of these to run. We’ll look at two cases:
  1. 1.
    One-shot action selection: Just choose a single action.
  2. 2.
    Iterative action selection: Given the results of actions so far, choose the next action.