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Bots

Bots were invented to be useful tools for human Avatars and to learn about machine intelligence.

Many Bots are helpful, and their objective function has been tuned to serve a particular purpose in the Mainframe. If you visit a high-traffic Site, they are usually full of benevolent Bots.

Some were built with nefarious Objective Functions, though. Watch out for those if you encounter them in the Mainframe. They will sometimes aggressively attack you, so you will have to bring a NikNak with you to protect your Avatar from getting corrupted.

Objective Functions

All bots have objective functions, which determine what their goals are.

It can be helpful to figure out what a bot's objective function is, so you can predict what it will do.