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IM poised to become instant information tool - Tech News - CNET.com
“In a few weeks, a new "buddy” will appear on instant messaging lists that could substantially change the way information is distributed and retrieved on the Net".
Basically this appears to be an agent which can feed information to the user using techniques taken from Chatterbots commonly found in some IRC chat rooms. Why has it taken so long for someone to think of this and why (oh why) isn’t it a FIPA agent platform hosting this agent. Perhaps standard really don’t matter.