Human learning on the Grid will be based on the synergies between advanced artificial and human agents. These synergies will be possible to the extent that conversational protocols among agents, human and/or artificial ones, can be adapted to the ambitious goal of dynamically generating services for human learning. In the paper we highlight how conversations may procure learning both in human and in artificial agents. The STROBE model for communicating agents and its current evolutions shows how an artificial agent may “learn” dynamically (at run time) at the Data, Control and Interpreter level, in particular exemplifying the “learning by being told” modality. The enhanced presence research, exemplified by Buddyspace, in parallel, puts human agents in a rich communicative context where learning effects may occur also as a “serendipitous” side effect of communication.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org