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A software agent is an piece of software that functions as an agent for a user or another program, working autonomously and continuously in a particular environment. It is inhibited by other processes and agents, but is also able to learn from its experience in functioning in an environment over a long period of time.
Software agents offer various benefits to end users by automating repetitive tasks. The basic concepts related to software agents are:
There are a number of different software agents, including: