Artificial Intelligence and Smarter Living: The Conquest of Complexity
Papers from the 2011 AAAI Workshop
Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams Workshop Cochairs
Intelligent technologies are transforming our common, everyday experience at home, in the office and at play as our world becomes increasingly instrumented and interconnected. Consider, for example, growing interest in conferences and specializations such as RoboCup@Home, Intelligent User Interfaces, Commonsense Reasoning, the Internet of Things, Human-Robot Interaction, Pervasive and Ambient Computing, Social Robotics, Analytics and Game AI. While these disparate research efforts have distinct methods and objectives, they each consider the relationship between intelligent systems design and the lives and lifestyles of their users.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of artificial intelligence in the context of smarter living. This workshop will focus on the application of artificial intelligence to allow people to live effective, efficient and sustainable lives within their home, office, city and broader ecosystems. The challenge of creating technologies for smarter living is in the creation of new ideas for designing and developing systems that can enact decisions autonomously, pay attention, adapt to change, and anticipate stakeholder actions and intentions.
Homes, workplaces, cars, public spaces and human bodies are increasingly wired with sensors and actuators. Robots are dropping in price and entering the home. Mobile telephones and other computing devices are becoming ubiquitous and pervasive. How do we represent the data and knowledge from these devices? How do we reason with this knowledge effectively? How do we apply this knowledge through feedback and actuation to improve lives? What is the relationship between the user, the device and the artificial intelligence?
This workshop is intentionally transdisciplinary. We seek to bring together research interests that are not traditionally close. In particular, the workshop will provide a venue for fruitful discussion between artificial intelligence researchers exploring pervasive computing, social robotics, cognitive science, software engineering, law, planning and knowledge representation.