A deep dive into autonomous AI agents and what it means for our future
The author confuses the concepts of "autonomous" and "automatic".
The automatic system performs a certain task, having received it from the user, and then waits for a new task. The autonomous system operates without pause, carrying out its mission, even if no instructions are given.
The systems described by the author are typical automata, not autonomous systems, in terms of how they organize work, differing from a spell checker or script interpreter only in the type of actions performed. An example of an autonomous system is an anti-virus program.