Work State-Centric AI Agents: Design, Implementation, and Management of Cognitive Work Threads
AI agents excel in executing predefined tasks, but the dynamic management of work state information during task execution remains an underexplored area. We propose a work state-centric AI agent model employing "work notes" to record and reflect the state throughout task execution. This paper details the model's architecture, featuring worker threads for task oversight, planner modules for task decomposition and planning, and executor modules for performing subtasks using a ReAct-inspired thought-action loop. We provide an exhaustive work state record incorporating plans and outcomes, constituting a comprehensive work journal. Our results show that this model not only improves task execution efficiency but also lays a solid foundation for subsequent task analysis and auditing.