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1. The parasitic larva of a botfly.
2. bots(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.
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A computer term variously defined as
(1) Software code which performs a task over a computer network;
(2) A graphical synthetic agent that colonises and interacts in a virtual world;
(3) A computer program which automatically looks for information on the Internet.
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An informal term for a mild illness in humans.
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Q. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. My wife is 2 months pregnant. I love to drink only if she gives company. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. Is it okay to drink when pregnant?

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The distinguishing characteristics of intelligent agents may be in their capacity to independently manage cooperation among distributed programs and/or other agents, to provide intelligent assistance to learners when traditional interfaces are insufficient, and to enable more humanlike interaction (Bradshaw, 1997); however, from an educational vantage point, a better description might be that intelligent agents are computer programs that simulate a human relationship by doing something that another person could otherwise do for you (Seiker, 1994).
The following characteristics help to differentiate intelligent agents from other software applications:
Still, don't expect to see any stories from the New York Times, Boston lobe, Los Angeles Times, or Washington Post, mainly because these newspapers and their parent companies are working on intelligent agent services of heir own, according to Jennewein.
Intelligent agents are well-known in computer sciences and artificial intelligence several decades ago (Wooldridge & Jennings, 1995) but their methodological relevance in social sciences is more recent (Axelrod, 1997; Troitzsch, 2009) and not so well-known to psychologists (Smith & Conrey, 2007).
This article describes the development and implementation of a simulation testbed used to study the concept of employing intelligent agents to optimize the performance of building HVAC systems.
For some, the term "semantics" assumes the presence of an intelligent agent as a sender and as a receiver of the message.
It seems impractical to implement intelligent agent or such a computerized technology.
Therefore, in ISC, we use a peer-like intelligent agent (denoted by [U.sub.fake]) to act as a perspective-modifying pseudo thinker in order to provide a rich set of ideas as stimuli that the real users might not think of.
An intelligent agent (IA) is an entity which observes and acts upon an environment (i.e.
So how does the truly wide-awake and intelligent agent proceed to plant, nurture and harvest these potential gardens of opportunity without impaling him or herself on the nettles of confusion and complexity?
In artificial intelligence, an intelligent agent (IA) is an autonomous entity, which observes and acts upon an environment and directs its activity towards achieving goals.
So instead of saying "God did it," they contended that complex structures were the result of the actions of an "intelligent agent." This was vague enough, they hoped, that all Christians could accept it--they weren't arguing for six-day creation--and they hoped that by not mentioning God explicitly, they could avoid the First Amendment.

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