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Smart Homes can be Smarter Juan C. Augusto Chris D. Nugent
 

Summary: Smart Homes can be Smarter
Juan C. Augusto Chris D. Nugent
School of Computing and Mathematics,
University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK
[jc.augusto, cd.nugent]@ulster.ac.uk
Abstract. Smart Homes have become firmly established as an active
research area with potential for huge social and economic benefits. The
concept of a Smart Home refers to the enrichment of a living environ-
ment with technology in order to offer improved habitual support to its
inhabitants and therefore an improved quality of life for them.
In this article we purport how advances from the device and techno-
logical side have not necessarily been matched with a similar level of
development in processing of the information recorded within the living
environment from an algorithmic or `intelligent' perspective. We surmise
how traditional areas in Artificial Intelligence can bridge this gap and
improve the experience for the user within a Smart Home.
1 Introduction
The term Smart Homes creates expectations of an environment which is capable
to react `intelligently' by anticipating, predicting and taking decisions with signs
of autonomy. From a computational perspective there is a natural association

  

Source: Augusto, Juan Carlos - School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences