Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence by Pasi Ahonen, Petteri Alahuhta, Barbara Daskala, Sabine

By Pasi Ahonen, Petteri Alahuhta, Barbara Daskala, Sabine Delaitre, Paul De Hert, Ralf Lindner, Ioannis Maghiros, Anna Moscibroda, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden (auth.), David Wright, Michael Friedewald, Yves Punie, Serge Gutwirth, Elena Vildjiounaite (eds

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This e-book is a caution. It goals to warn policy-makers, undefined, academia, civil society enterprises, the media and the general public concerning the threats and vulnerabilities dealing with our privateness, id, belief, safety and inclusion within the swiftly impending international of ambient intelligence (AmI).

In the close to destiny, each synthetic product – our outfits, cash, home equipment, the paint on our partitions, the carpets on our flooring, our automobiles, every little thing – should be embedded with intelligence, networks of tiny sensors and actuators, which a few have termed "smart dust". The AmI global isn't remote. We have already got surveillance platforms, biometrics, own communicators, computer studying and extra. AmI will offer personalized companies – and understand extra approximately us – on a scale dwarfing whatever hitherto on hand.

In the AmI imaginative and prescient, ubiquitous computing, communications and interfaces converge and adapt to the consumer. AmI can provide higher user-friendliness in an atmosphere able to recognising and responding to the presence of other members in a continuing, unobtrusive and infrequently invisible means. whereas so much stakeholders paint the promise of AmI in sunny colors, there's a darkish aspect to AmI.

This publication goals to demonstrate the threats and vulnerabilities by way of 4 "dark scenarios". The authors set out a dependent method for analysing the 4 eventualities, after which determine safeguards to counter the foreseen threats and vulnerabilities. They make suggestions to policy-makers and different stakeholders approximately what they could do maximise the advantages from ambient intelligence and minimise the unfavourable consequences.

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267 267 269 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 From ubiquitous computing to ambient intelligence The brave new world of ambient intelligence is almost upon us. Ambient intelligence is the phrase coined to describe a world in which “intelligence” is embedded in virtually everything around us.

1 Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Audits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Open standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Codes of practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Trust marks and trust seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Reputation systems and trust-enhancing mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Service contracts. . . . . . . . .

Nevertheless, several important visions of AmI have been produced. Perhaps the best-known vision document, the one most elaborated, is The Book of Visions, which provides a vision of our technological future, or at least our wireless technological future. It resulted from an initiative of several large European companies and Motorola who came together to form the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). The Book of Visions includes ambient intelligence within its scope. 11 The vision was of a future 10–15 years away.

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