Freedom and privacy in ambient intelligence

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalEthics and information technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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