MAgtALO (MultiAgent Argumentation, Logic and Opinion) is a prototype tool for virtual round-table meetings. In such a meeting, anyone with an interest in a topic can set up a virtual discussion with parties representing a broad range of different views, and holding knowledgeable positions on the topic. The name, MAgtALO, originates in a Tagalog word which has the meaning to contend, quarrel or disagree which certainly fits well with the goals of this software.
A live demonstration of the MAgtALO software has been available in the past but this technology demonstration was developed more than three years ago now and we have begun to incorporate the lessons learned into new software developed as part of the DAM project. Please bear in mind that this is an early prototype version which occasionally needs re-initialising. If you wish to bookmark MAgtALO for later use then please bookmark this page rather than the MAgtALO interface which is subject to change as MAgtALO is further developed.
These images show the MAgtALO software at various stages whilst an argumentative dialogue is in progress.
The following movies demonstrate MAgtALO in action as a user interacts with the postions of Martin Linton and John Wadham in an argument about identity cards.