ne.g., access only via
goal test, successor function
is all you can do!
Size of chess game tree » 10150states
In the most basic
representations, the agent views each possible state of the world as an
indivisible atom.Any structure in the
state of the world is hidden inside a black box, and algorithms can only ask
certain well-specified questions, such as “is this state a check-mate”.In this case, algorithms must do their work
by enumerating individual states.Unfortunately, the state space in most problems is very large.