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intelligent agent


any software that is designed to use intelligence to automatically carry out an assigned task, mainly retrieving and delivering information; also called software agent

See software agent

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  • For it is admitted that a spiritual agent is an intelligent agent.

    The Spirit Land

    Samuel B. (Samuel Bulfinch) Emmons
  • Coyle is a most intelligent agent, and a most faithful servant of the family.

    Our American Cousin Tom Taylor
  • The symbol is that of a living agent, and consequently, we must look for its fulfillment in an active, intelligent agent.

  • The symbol is one of great dignity—a living, intelligent agent—drawn from civil and military life.

  • It seems to me impossible to maintain that an intelligent agent other than that of the experimenters is not operative in them.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion

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