The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence: Cognitive, Emotional, Affective, Behavioral and Conversational Aspects

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Springer, Jun 26, 2015 - Computers - 523 pages

As a socially disruptive technology, Ambient Intelligence is ultimately directed towards humans and targeted at the mundane life made of an infinite richness of circumstances that cannot fully be considered and easily be anticipated. Most books, however, focus their analysis on, or deal largely with, the advancement of the technology and its potential only. This book offers a fresh, up–to–date, and holistic approach to Ambient Intelligence. As such, it addresses the interdisciplinary and
transdisciplinary aspects of the rapidly evolving field of Ambient Intelligence by seamlessly integrating and fusing it with artificial intelligence, cognitive science and psychology, social sciences, and
humanities. It is divided into two main parts: Part 1 is about different permutations of enabling technologies as well as core computational capabilities, namely context awareness, implicit and natural interaction, and intelligent behavior. It details the existing and upcoming prerequisite technologies, and elucidates the application and convergence of major current and future computing trends. Part 2 is an accessible review and synthesis of the latest research in the human-directed sciences and computing and how these are intricately interrelated in the realm of Ambient
Intelligence. It deals with the state–of–the–art human–inspired applications which show human-like understanding and exhibit intelligent behavior in relation to a variety of aspects of human functioning – states and processes. It describes and elaborates on the rich potential of Ambient Intelligence from a variety of interrelated perspectives and the plethora of challenges and bottlenecks involved in making Ambient Intelligence a reality, and also discusses the established knowledge and recent discoveries
in the human–directed sciences and their application and convergence in the ambit of Ambient Intelligence computing. This seminal reference work is the most comprehensive of its kind, and will prove invaluable to students, researchers, and professionals across both computing and the human-directed sciences.



1 Introduction
Part I Enabling Technologies and ComputationalProcesses and Capabilities
A New Computing Paradigm and a Vision of a Next Wave in ICT
Characteristics and Differences and Technological Challenges and Limitations
Sensor and MMES Technology Recognition Approaches and Pattern Recognition Methods
An Ontological and Hybrid Approach
Ambient and Multimodal User Interfaces Intelligent Agents Intelligent Behavior and Mental and Physical Invisibility
Part II HumanInspired AmI Applications
7 Towards AmI Systems Capable of Engaging in Intelligent Dialog and Mingling Socially with Humans
Affective ContextAware EmotionAware ContextAware Affective and Emotionally Intelligent Systems
Context Awareness Explicit Natural Touchless Interaction Affective Factors and Aesthetics and Presence
Part III Conclusion
10 Concluding Remarks Practical and Research Implications and Reflections

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