Concept of Ambient Intelligence
Over a decade ago, when researches were seeking new frontiers which would be available with the profound change in computational power and networks, the concept of Ubiquitious Computing emerged.
[From Wikipedia] The Ambient Intelligence paradigm builds upon ubiquitous computing, profiling practices and human-centric computer interaction design and is characterized by systems and technologies that are:
- embedded: many networked devices are integrated into the environment
- context aware: these devices can recognize you and your situational context
- personalized: they can be tailored to your needs
- adaptive: they can change in response to you
- anticipatory: they can anticipate your desires without conscious mediation.
Stemming from our own interest in real-time services, including digital video and audio in particular, PEREY Research & Consulting has be exploring the areas surrounding Ambient Intelligence since 2003.
We have found that the field of Ambient Intelligence is virtually unlimited in possibilities. A great many of the potentially powerful services require environments which are heavily ladden with connected sensors.
Examples of contextually-aware devices and environments are increasingly easy to find, but they frequently lack the full integration with applications. We have taken the instrumented AMI environments as proto-types of what many spaces might resemble in a few years.
AMI stands for “Augmented Multiparty Interaction.” It is a concept which began in 2002 when experts in speech and vision collaborated with psychologists and workplace sociologists on the design of a special environment that captures everything that people communicate to one another—verbally and with gestures and body language—in a face-to-face business meeting.
In 2004 a large European Union project, the AMI Project, began to study how software algorithms and other supporting systems could be developed to enhance and measure the human-to-human interaction during meetings.
Today members of the original AMI Consortium are in their third round of funding from the European Commission. They have expanded the scope to include meetings in which people do not share the same room. We call this AMI with Distance Access or “AMIDA.”
What we do
PEREY Research & Consulting helps the AMI Consortium members with technology transfer. This involves bringing the commercial world into clearer view for those who are immersed in the scientific research as well as introducing the ongoing research
to new companies.
To learn more about the AMI Consortium, please visit the consortium’s web site.
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