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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2008 vol. 23)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 15-18
Carlos Ramos , Polytechnic of Porto
Juan Carlos Augusto , University of Ulster
Daniel Shapiro , Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise
Ambient intelligence (AmI) deals with a new world of ubiquitous computing devices, where physical environments interact intelligently and unobtrusively with people. These environments should be aware of people's needs, customizing requirements and forecasting behaviors. AmI environments can be diverse, such as homes, offices, meeting rooms, schools, hospitals, control centers, vehicles, tourist attractions, stores, sports facilities, and music devices. Artificial intelligence research aims to include more intelligence in AmI environments, allowing better support for humans and access to the essential knowledge for making better decisions when interacting with these environments. This article, which introduces a special issue on AmI, views the area from an artificial intelligence perspective.
ambient intelligence, artificial intelligence, computer vision, data mining, human-computer interaction, incompleteness and uncertainty, intelligent agents, knowledge-based systems, knowledge representation, machine learning, multiagent systems, natural language processing, neural networks, planning, robots, speech recognition

D. Shapiro, J. C. Augusto and C. Ramos, "Ambient Intelligence—the Next Step for Artificial Intelligence," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. , pp. 15-18, 2008.
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