Mixed-Initiative Systems for Collaborative Problem Solving

  • George Ferguson
  • James Allen


Mixed-initiative systems are a popular approach to building intelligent systems that can collaborate naturally and effectively with people. But true collaborative behavior requires an agent to possess a number of capabilities, including reasoning, communication, planning, execution, and learning. We describe an integrated approach to the design and implementation of a collaborative problem-solving assistant based on a formal theory of joint activity and a declarative representation of tasks. This approach builds on prior work by us and by others on mixed-initiative dialogue and planning systems.
How to Cite
Ferguson, G., & Allen, J. (2007). Mixed-Initiative Systems for Collaborative Problem Solving. AI Magazine, 28(2), 23. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v28i2.2037