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An Artificial intelligence program, or 'bot' designed to log into a world, in much the same way as other participants, attempting to behave similarly.

Currently in their infancy, agent programs can often fool players into believing that they are interfacing with another physical player, rather than purely virtual AI.

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The study of multi-agent systems or MAS focuses on systems in which many intelligent agents interact with each other. These agents are considered to be autonomous entities such as software programs or robots.

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Multi-Agent automation on the Factory Line
Although use of AI and AGI to give robots minds of their own is something still very much in its infancy, great strides are being made. In this specific case, automation Scientists Fredrik Danielsson and Bo Svensson of University West in Sweden, have created an automation system where such robot arms make their own decisions and adapt to external circumstances.


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Kristina Djanashvili, a postdoc at Delft University of Technology in Holland, has developed a new contrast agent for imaging tumors under magnetic resonance. The new substance promises better targeting and can be embedded into thermosensiti...

The International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology and Internet Commerce - IAWTIC'2004.

12-14 July 2004
Sheraton Mirage Hotel
Gold Coast - Australia

This conference is a conduit ...

Software agents that play devil's advocate and quarrel with each other may not sound like something you would want in your computer. But, say a team of European researchers, argumentative agents promise faster, cheaper and more efficient o...

IBM announced a new service today which uses advanced analytics to match a caller with the optimal customer service representative (CSR) in real-time. IBM has collaborated with specialty insurance provider Assurant Solutions, part of Assura...

Doctors commonly use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose tumors, damage from stroke, and many other medical conditions. Neuroscientists also rely on it as a research tool for identifying parts of the brain that carry out different ...