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
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.