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What different types of agent systems can be built on Olas?

Sovereign Agents

Sovereign Agents

Sovereign agents are lightweight, easy-to-run agents managed by a single individual or entity. They can operate on a personal computer or in the cloud, offering flexibility in deployment.

The main advantages of Sovereign agents include low operating cost and simplicity, making them ideal for personal tasks or smaller-scale operations without the need for extensive coordination. In Olas' technical language, sovereign agents are referred to as "autonomous services with a single agent instance".

Decentralized Agents

Decentralized Agents

Decentralized agents are made up of multiple agent instances, each run by different operators. This setup ensures high transparency and robustness due to their open-source code and a consensus mechanism that keeps all agent instances in sync.

These agent instances and their operator are well-suited for managing high-value processes and assets, such as governance in DAOs or delivering AI inference on-chain, because they minimize reliance on any single operator.

In Olas' technical language, decentralized agents are referred to as "autonomous services with multiple agent instances".

How do decentralized agents work?
How do decentralized agents work?
Services are made up of open-source software agents
Each agent instance is operated independently
Services run continuously, and are fault tolerant up to a threshold
Services get data from any data source
They can do complex stuff, even machine learning
Service agents robustly come to consensus about what action to take
Services take action on any chain or call APIs

What makes decentralized agents unique?

What makes decentralized agents unique?
Agent Economies

Agent Economies

An agent economy consists of specialized agents – sovereign or decentralized – working together to provide complex services. Each agent performs specific tasks, and all of their interactions together deliver a powerful and flexible service.

Applications of agent economies include AI prediction services, content generation, and financial services. The Olas protocol provides the necessary infrastructure to support these economies.

Does Olas support multi-agent systems?

Olas supports a wide variety of multi-agent systems, that is systems of multiple interacting intelligent agents that solve problems that are difficult for individual agents to solve.

Evidently, any agent economy is a multi-agent system. Moreover, decentralized agents can be a multi-agent system when the individual agent instances in the autonomous service take on differentiated tasks.

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