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57 Post author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 01:38AM

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Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 06:53:25AM 2 points [-]

Depends what kind of agent you have in mind. An advanced type of artificial agent has its goals encoded in a utility function. It desires to survive because surviving helps it achieve utility. Read chapter 2 of AIMA for an intro to artificial agents.