MAXIMS

MAXIMS - Agent Enabled Eudora

MAXIMS is the first of the freeware/researchware agents I'll talk about. It was implemented at the MIT Media Lab, mainly by myself. Based on ideas from Pattie Maes, et. al., MAXIMS attempts to look over your shoulder and see how you handle e-mail (prioritising, filing, etc.) and assist you in the future. Yezdi Lashkari, also at the Lab, implemented multi-agent cooperation among MAXIMS agents, so if your agent doesn't know what to do, it can ask peers for help.

To try it out, ftp it from media.mit.edu/pub/agents/interface- agents/MAXIMS/Distribution.sea.hqx. There's a manual (MAXIMSmanual.rtf.hqx) in that same directory.