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Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies

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  • Provides an introduction to the growing area of PA for a general readership
  • Presents recent research and specific and complex PA architectures for graduates and researchers
  • Includes a multidisciplinary spectrum of cognitive assistants interesting for anyone working in areas, such as applied sciences, computer science, medical, biomedical, healthcare and law
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Part of the book series: Intelligent Systems Reference Library (ISRL, volume 132)

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About this book

This book provides an overview of the current research in the interdisciplinary area of personal assistants (PA) and cognitively inspired systems.

It discusses the most relevant topics in this highly diversified domain, like reasoning, health, personalization, robotics, and ethical and social issues. Personal assistants (PA) are a relatively new concept directed at people with cognitive or physical disabilities, and is expanding to include complex platforms such as sensors, actuators, monitoring abilities and decision processes.

Designed for a general audience, it is also of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers involved with intelligent systems, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living. The content goes from an introduction of the field (aimed at undergraduates and a general readership) to specific and complex architectures (aimed at graduates and researchers).

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Reasoning

  3. Health

  4. Personalization

  5. Robotics

  6. Ethic and Social Issues


Editors and Affiliations

  • Departamento de Informática/Centro ALGORITMI, Escola de Engenharia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Angelo Costa, Paulo Novais

  • Department of Computer Systems and Computation, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Vicente Julian

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies

  • Editors: Angelo Costa, Vicente Julian, Paulo Novais

  • Series Title: Intelligent Systems Reference Library

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-62529-4Published: 08 September 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87334-3Published: 11 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-62530-0Published: 29 August 2017

  • Series ISSN: 1868-4394

  • Series E-ISSN: 1868-4408

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 220

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence

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