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TITLE Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence   swami_en.pdf (4.14 MB)
Document ID LIB219
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 01/02/2005
Document reference SWAMI
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Information Society


Short description 
Ambient intelligence (AmI) brings
together many disciplines, such as
computer science, electronics,
mechanical engineering, design,
architecture and social sciences to
produce ‘intelligent’ systems which
can benefit people in a variety of
situations. These systems should
make life easier by ensuring that
electronic environments are sensitive
and responsive to a user’s needs and
instructions. However, as is the case
with other technologies, people
worry about such issues as trust,
security, privacy and identity. These
negative aspects must be tackled if
society is to make best use of AmI’s
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The project aims to:
Identify and analyse the social, economic, legal,
technological and ethical implications of AmI-related
issues, such as privacy, control and identity
Review existing AmI projects and studies as a way of
understanding current trends and issues
Formulate adverse or ‘dark’ scenarios to reveal key
socio-economic, legal, technical and ethical risks and
vulnerabilities related to th ...

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