AI and Agents: State of the Art

  • Eduardo Alonso


This article is a reflection on agent-based AI. My contention is that AI research should focus on interactive, autonomous systems, that is, agents. Emergent technologies demand so. We see how recent developments in (multi-) agent-oriented research have taken us closer to the original AI goal, namely, to build intelligent systems of general competence. Agents are not the panacea though. I point out several areas such as design description, implementation, reusability, and security that must be developed before agents are universally accepted as the AI of the future.
How to Cite
Alonso, E. (2002). AI and Agents: State of the Art. AI Magazine, 23(3), 25.