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Software Agents

  • By: Mark Andrejevic
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Software agents are computer programs that perform customized, automated tasks, such as searching the Internet for the lowest price for a particular product, prioritizing incoming email, or coordinating production schedules.

As the term implies, software agents allow users to delegate some of ...

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