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New Applications of Ambient Intelligence

  • Davide Carneiro
  • Paulo Novais
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 291)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence emerged more than two decades ago, with the exciting promise of technologically empowered environments that would be everywhere, cater to all our needs, be constantly available, know who we are and what we like, and allow us to make explicit requests using natural means instead of the traditional mouse and keyboard. At a time in which this technological unravelling was expected to have already happened, we still use the mouse and the keyboard. In this paper we make a brief analysis of why is this evolution taking more than initially expected. We then move on to analyse several different projects that are innovative, in the sense that they encompass fields of application that go beyond the initially envisioned, and show the diverse areas that AmI systems may potentially come to change.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Future Innovative Scenarios 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CCTC/DIUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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