Advancing ambient assisted living with caution

Huyck, Christian R. and Augusto, Juan Carlos and Gao, Xiaohong W. and Botia, Juan A. (2015) Advancing ambient assisted living with caution. In: Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health: First International Conference, ICT4AgeingWell 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 2015. Revised Selected Papers. Helfert, Markus and Holzinger, Andreas and Ziefle, Martina and Fred, Ana and O'Donoghue, John and Röcker, Carsten, eds. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 578 . Springer, pp. 19-32. ISBN 9783319276946

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Abstract

As technology advances, systems involving artificial components provide more and more support for people. The potential consequences of this phenomena are examined in the specific circumstances of `ambient assisted living' as an instantiation of the concept of `intelligent environment'. This chapter describes the idea of `ambient assisted living' and looks at some of the possible ways humans may be affected by the prevalence of technology. The general example of assisted healthcare, and the specific example of medication support are used to show that systems are advancing. Moreover, these
advancements can lead to problems with both the artificial systems, and the larger systems with which they are involved. In many cases there is a trade-off around having people in the loop, but inevitably they will need to be included for many decision making processes. The chapter concludes with reflections on how these considerations can help us to retain the positive aspects whilst avoiding the negative side effects of the hypothetical technological singularity.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 18404
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an paper published in Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health: First International Conference, ICT4AgeingWell 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 2015. Revised Selected Papers. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27695-3_2
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Depositing User: Chris Huyck
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 03:18
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18404

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