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Autonomous Agent


An autonomous agent is assistant software that, after it’s initial programming, requires no further instruction, and will operate continuously without prompting—an agent independent of the user.

An autonomous agent will run with little to no contact with the user, sometimes creating alerts, but otherwise remaining independent in nearly all conditions unless deliberately shut off or terminated.

Sources :

http://web.media.mit.edu/~lieber/Lieberary/Letizia/AIA/AIA.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_agent

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