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    What is an autonomous (intelligent) agent?

    6th November 2006

    What is an autonomous “intelligent” agent? moved to

    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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