What is an agent? How is this related to You.com?

The term “agent” comes from the machine learning community’s term for an AI that not only observes its environment but also takes action within that environment. Agents, in the context of AI, are associated with action. Since its founding, you.com has aimed to be a Do-Engine that can help people actually get things done, and YouAgent is the next major milestone on the path towards that vision.