6th November 2006
In this post, some definitions and examples are given. This is an introductory text.
First of all there is a need to explain why “intelligent” is in braces in the title. Well, it’s simple: whatever the agents are at the moment of writing, they are just specific, narrow algorithms with no signs of intelligence. As soon as I come across the evidence of the contrary, I will happily remove the braces around “intelligent”. But for now – braces stay.
What is an agent? According to the numerous sources I checked, agent is an entity with some characteristic features. These fundamental features are:
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