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I-Room: Augmenting Virtual Worlds with Intelligent Systems
September/October 2011 (vol. 15 no. 5)
pp. 56-61
Austin Tate, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, University of Edinburgh

An I-Room is a virtual world "intelligent room" that can support collaborative meetings and activities, especially when these involve sense-making about a current situation, planning, considering options, and decision making. The combination of a virtual worlds meeting space and intelligent systems to support planning and decision making in an I-Room provides a readily understandable framework and generic architecture for a wide range of potential collaborative applications and uses.

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Index Terms:
collaborative computing, artificial, augmented, and virtual realities, artificial intelligence
Austin Tate, "I-Room: Augmenting Virtual Worlds with Intelligent Systems," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 56-61, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.71
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