PIA, the Personal Information Assistant currently under development by DAI-Labor, is powered by the JIAC platform and makes excessive use of JIAC’s distribution and communication features. What this means can be seen in this image, which shows what is happening between JIAC agents and Agent Nodes when PIA is at work.
PIA is an agent based enterprise and desktop search system that allows every employee of a company to maintain and search information on their desktop computer and their company’s network. The system analyzes and frequently updates its knowledge base and acts as a platform to satisfy the users’ information need. If a user explicitly states their interests in a profile, the system informs the user about changes and updates that are relevant to these interests.