Intention = Choice + Commitment

@article{Cohen1987IntentionC,
  title={Intention = Choice + Commitment},
  author={Philip R. Cohen and Hector J. Levesque},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1987},
  volume={42},
  pages={213-261}
}
This paper explores principles governing the rational balance among an agent's beliefs, goals, actions, and intentions. Such principles provide specifications for artificial agents, and approximate a theory of human action (as philosophers use the term). By making explicit the conditions under which an agent can drop his goals, i.e., by specifying how the agent is committed to his goals, the formalism captures a number of important properties of intention. Specifically, the formalism provides… CONTINUE READING
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