How Intelligent are Ambient Intelligence Systems?
M.J. Santofimia; F. Moya; F.J. Villanueva; D. Villa; J.C. López
Journal: International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence
Date: 2010
Pages: 66-72
ISSN: 1941-6237
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Publisher: IGI Global
Since the appearance of the Ambient Intelligence paradigm, as an evolution of the Ubiquitous Computing, great deal of the research efforts in this field have been mainly aimed at anticipating user actions and needs, out of a prefixed set. However, Ambient Intelligence is not just constrained to user behaviour pattern matching, but to wisely supervise the whole environment, satisfying those unforeseen requirements or needs, by means of rational decisions. This work points at the lack of commonsense reasoning, as the main reason underlying the existance of these idiots savant systems, capable of accomplishing very specific and complex tasks, but incapable of making decisions out of the prefixed behavioral patterns. This work advocates for the integration of the commonsense reasoning and understanding capabilities as the key elements in bridging the gap between idiot savant systems and real Ambient Intelligence systems.