Computer Science and Engineering
Some agents roaming the Web these days are benevolent-for example, they may clean up stalled or failed database transactions, or share query results that may have cost substantial resources to acquire and might consume more to share. The Agent Behavior Testbed is a tool for studying the economics of agent altruism. As more agents hit the Internet, benevolence and cooperation will help with overall efficiency and productivity. The paper discusses benevolent agents on the Web.
Published in IEEE Internet Computing, Volume 3, Issue 2, 1999, pages 96-98.
© 1999 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)