Freedom and privacy in ambient intelligence

Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3):157-166 (2005)
Abstract
This paper analyzes ethical aspects of the new paradigm of Ambient Intelligence, which is a combination of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI’s). After an introduction to the approach, two key ethical dimensions will be analyzed: freedom and privacy. It is argued that Ambient Intelligence, though often designed to enhance freedom and control, has the potential to limit freedom and autonomy as well. Ambient Intelligence also harbors great privacy risks, and these are explored as well.
Keywords Ambient Intelligence  autonomy  freedom  Intelligent User Interfaces  invisible computers  privacy  smart objects  Ubiquitous Computing
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Philip A. E. Brey (2012). Anticipating Ethical Issues in Emerging IT. Ethics and Information Technology 14 (4):305-317.

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