Introduction to AI - Worksheet 10

EXERCISE: 1

  1. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of reactive programs compared to planning systems.
  2. What can reactive programs not do? What can deliberative systems not do?

EXERCISE: 2

  1. Give a general definition of an intelligent agent.
  2. Are reactive systems intelligent agents according to your definition? Always? Possibly (if yes, under which conditions)? Never?

EXERCISE: 3

  1. Discuss whether software for email spam filtering is a rational agent, or not.
  2. Discuss whether software for automatic bidding in Internet auctions is a rational agent, or not.
  3. Can an operating system be viewed as an intelligent agent?


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30.11.2004
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