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Stephen Downes

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Today's new word is 'agentive'. Something that is agentive "handles tasks so that you can use your limited attention on something else. So this part of 'acting on your behalf'—that it does its thing while out of sight and out of mind—is foundational to the notion of what an agent is, why it’s new, and why it’s valuable." This article looks at the concept, draws a very useful distinction between agents and tools, and makes the observation expressed in the title.'

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