Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence
Safeguards in a world of ambient intelligence
The new book 'Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence' warns of challenges posed by Ambient Intelligence. The book, co-authored and co-edited by the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), aims to warn policy makers, industry, academia, civil society organisations, the media and the public about the threats and vulnerabilities facing our privacy, identity trust, security and inclusion in the rapidly approaching world of ambient intelligence.
Ambient intelligence often promises user-friendliness in an environment capable of recognising and responding to the presence of different individuals in an unobtrusive and invisible way. However, it also presents new threats and vulnerabilities.
This book, written by a European consortium, illustrates the threats and vulnerabilities by means of four 'dark scenarios' and then identifies safeguards to counter the foreseen threats and vulnerabilities. Finally, the authors make recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders about what they can do to maximise the benefits from ambient intelligence and minimise the negative consequences.