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By Stan Franklin (auth.), Prof. Vincenzo Loia, Prof. Salvatore Sessa (eds.)

In the present literature the intersection of agent expertise with smooth computing is a really fresh and tasty factor. The booklet is dedicated to a unifying standpoint of this subject. In includes contributions via recognized authors whose services is universally well-known in those crossing components. specific emphasis is dedicated to complex examine tasks concerned with Web-related technologies.
Fundamental issues explored during this quantity are: - formal theories and logics to symbolize and deal with obscure communications acts between groups of brokers; - soft-computing methods to outline dispensed problem-solving thoughts to symbolize and cause approximately large-scale keep an eye on platforms; - decomposition of a fancy method into self reliant or semiautonomous brokers via evolutionary types; - enrichment of agent programming paradigm for cooperative soft-computing processing.

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On the other hand, CMattie (and no doubt the monkeys as well) is capable of self-awareness in the sense of being able to monitor her activity and change her strategy when things aren't going well. This capability is embodied in her metacognition module (Zhang,Franklin and Dasgupta, 1998; Zhang and Franklin, forthcoming), which doesn't appear in Figure 6. Metacognition uses internal sensors to track the rest of CMattie's mind, uses emotions and its own criteria to decide if things are going well or not, and effects change gently by spreading activation appropriately, and/or modifying global parameters.

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Rebuilding portions of AutoThtor to conform to the demands of global workspace theory may be quite a challenge. Still, if energy and funding hold out, we intend to try for a "conscious" version of AutoThtor as another proof-of-concept project. 4 Acknowledgements Though this paper has a single author, the work described herein is very much a team effort. It is the work of the "Conscious" Software Research Group, a part of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. The research group currently includes Stan Franklin, Art Graesser, Satish Ambati, Ashraf Anwar, Myles Bogner, Arpad Kelemen, Irina Makkaveeva, Lee McCauley, Aregahegn Negatu, Hongjun Song, Uma Ramamurthy, Zhaohua Zhang.

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