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Re: A Question about Agent-based Service Discovery/Selection

From: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:24:21 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200403100024.i2A0OLj19941@pantheon-po04.its.yale.edu>
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> [Frank McCabe]
> A much more interesting and pertinent issue is whether anyone is 
> willing to trust such automatic discovery when spending significant 
> amounts of money!

The discovery and transaction could be fully automated, with an
authorization step required in between.  Your "memorabilia" agent
finds what looks like a good deal, presents it to you, and asks for
approval.   If so, it goes ahead and performs the transaction.

But you're right that most of the volume will be between businesses
that already know of each other's existence and just need to know what
they're charging for 6-penny nails this week.

                                   -- Drew McDermott
                                      Yale Computer Science Department
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