The Agents of a FAIR Research Platform

To explain a FAIR research platform, we have to show how they are built from mindless stuff, smaller and simpler than anything we’d consider smart. What could these simpler particles be – the “agents” that compose the platform? There are many questions to answer:

These questions all seem difficult when we sever each one’s connections to the other ones. But once we see a platform as a society of agents, each answer can illuminate the rest.

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