Accession Number : ADA132473

Title :   Research on Distributed Artificial Intelligence.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Feb 80-30 Jun 82,


Personal Author(s) : Rosenschein,Stanley J

PDF Url : ADA132473

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The ultimate goal of the DAI project is to discover the essential principles upon which construction of a network of cooperative intelligent computer agents could be based. The motivations for distributed AI arise from at least three sources. First, many military problems have an inherently distributed character by virtue of the physical distribution not only of military units themselves but also of the various sensors that provide information affecting those units. Second, the changing economics of computer hardware and communications technology are making distributed systems increasingly cost-effective; since distributed systems with computationally powerful processors will soon be more commonplace, it is worthwhile considering how AI could be used to exploit such systems more fully. Third, there is a strong motivation from within AI. Artificial-intelligence systems that act in an environment must reason about that environment. Thus, when the environment contains other agents, as most realistic environments do, the AI system must reason about the state of those agents and how to affect it. This leads naturally to distributed AI.

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Research management, *Communications networks, Computer logic, Military applications, Problem solving, Information theory, Semantics, Syntax, Natural language, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Non-radio Communications

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