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Ambient Intelligence: the Confluence of Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing and Artificial

Summary: Ambient Intelligence: the Confluence of
Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing and Artificial
Juan Carlos Augusto
School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, University of
Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland,
Summary. We elaborate on recent developments in the area of Ambient Intelli-
gence. Our work includes a description of possible applications, a description of a
general architecture that can help to define such systems and the computational
process that can link perception through sensors with actuation after decision mak-
1 Introduction
"... computers will be everywhere" I heard when I was young. The prediction
was at that time repeated as a mantra with a mix of admiration, fear and
resignation. Nowadays computers are already influencing our daily life and
there is substantial effort directed to increasing the way they help our society.
In particular, technology is being developed which will allow people to be sur-
rounded by an artificial environment that assists them proactively. Whether it
is our home anticipating our needs and forecasting dangers, a transport station


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences