The Internet and the services delivered via it are increasingly centralised on a few monopolistic platforms. Today’s web frameworks are conceived to cater for increasing returns to scale and winner-takes-all business models with a built-in asymmetry between users and services. Existing multi-agent and agent architectures have seen no significant adoption outside niche applications. We propose a novel agent framework which is designed to allow for a decentralised digital economy to manifest where each individual and organisation is represented by an autonomous economic entity with its own agency. The framework bridges the old and new web and employs distributed ledger technologies as core parts of its construction. We introduce the framework, discuss the performance characteristics of its current implementation and demonstrate several application areas.
2021, Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, Pages 237-253 (volume: 13190)
Autonomous Economic Agent Framework (04b Atto di convegno in volume)
Minarsch David, Favorito Marco, Hosseini Seyed Ali, Turchenkov Yuri, Ward Jonathan
ISBN: 978-3-030-97456-5; 978-3-030-97457-2