Pauline M. Berry, Melinda T. Gervasio, Tomás E. Uribe, Martha E. Pollack, and Michael E. Moffitt
This paper presents ongoing work to build the Personalized Time Manager (PTIME) system, a persistent assistant that builds on our previous work on a personalized calendar agent (PCalM) (Berry et al. 2004). PCalM was an early test of the hypothesis that in order to persist and be useful, an intelligent agent must learn and adapt to the user’s changing needs. PTIME extends this idea to include more general time management, soft constraint satisfaction, richer learning, persistence, and steps towards adjustable autonomy.