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Parallel and Distributed Programming Using C++ by Tracey Hughes, Cameron Hughes

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Chapter 12. Implementing Agent-Oriented Architectures

 

Much remains to be done before we understand how people construct their problem representations and the role those representations play in problem solving. But we know enough already to suggest that the representations people use—both propositional and pictorial—can be simulated by computers.

 
 --Herbert A. Simon, Machine as Mind (Android Epistemology)

If sequential (procedure-based) programming solutions were practical in every situation, then there would be no need for parallel or distributed programming techniques. In many situations, sequential programming ...

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