The Software Agents Group of the MIT Media Laboratory "investigates computer systems to which one can delegate tasks." Software agents are different from conventional software because they are "long-lived, semi-autonomous, proactive, and adaptive." Software Agents Group focuses on creating software that "acts as an assistant to the user rather than a tool, learning from interaction and proactively anticipating the user's needs." The website describes their various projects that use "commonsense reasoning" to Enable the Semantic Web, to improve video came design, or to Find Cultural Differences in Text. Many of the descriptions include screen shots or video footage demonstrating their work along with related publications. Various conference papers and journal article are also posted in the Publications section of the website. The resources section provides links to websites describing the projects Open Mind and ConceptNet, which form the foundation of their work. Through these projects they collected over 710,000 commonsense facts from 14,000 participants and created a Semantic Network of commonsense facts and relationships.


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