Issue No. 02 - March/April (2010 vol. 14)
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Cristiano Castelfranchi , Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
Cristiano Castelfranchi discusses the weaknesess and the possible crisis of the agents paradigm. I examine some potentialities and ambitions of such an approach, which shouldn't be reduced to a technology. He disagrees with Hewitt identifying agents with cognitive (BDIA; beliefs, desires, intentions, and affect) agents, and with his opposition to agents organizations, which in fact presuppose agents and might be conceived as agents.
agents, multiagent systems, organizations of restricted generality, ORGs
C. Castelfranchi, "Bye-Bye Agents? Not," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. , pp. 93-96, 2010.