Artificial intelligence and ambient intelligence
Journal article, 2019

Ambient intelligence (AmI) is intrinsically and thoroughly connected with artificial intelligence (AI). Some even say that it is, in essence, AI in the environment. AI, on the other hand, owes its success to the phenomenal development of the information and communication technologies (ICTs), based on principles such as Moore’s law. In this paper we give an overview of the progress in AI and AmI interconnected with ICT through information-society laws, superintelligence, and several related disciplines, such as multi-agent systems and the Semantic Web, ambient assisted living and e-healthcare, AmI for assisting medical diagnosis, ambient intelligence for e-learning and ambient intelligence for smart cities. Besides a short history and a description of the current state, the frontiers and the future of AmI and AI are also considered in the paper.

ambient assisted living

AI-assisted medical diagnosis


multi-agent systems

Ambient Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence



Matjaz Gams

Jozef Stefan Institute

Irene Yu-Hua Gu

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering

Aki Härmä

Philips Electronics

Andres Munoz

Catholic University of Murcia

Vincent Tam

The University of Hong Kong

Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

1876-1364 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 1 71-86

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Human Aspects of ICT

Information Science



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