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Research of Intelligent Home Telekom

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.07.07  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics  Intelligent systems - software 

Code Science Field
P176  Natural sciences and mathematics  Artificial intelligence 
Keywords
Intelligent services, artificial intelligence, intelligent user interface, e-society services
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  20242  PhD Andraž Bežek  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2009  25 
2.  15745  Robert Blatnik    Technical associate  2007 - 2009  75 
3.  24287  PhD Andrej Bratko  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2007 - 2009  13 
4.  05026  PhD Bogdan Filipič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2009  477 
5.  08501  PhD Matjaž Gams  Computer science and informatics  Head  2007 - 2009  1,685 
6.  23581  PhD Mitja Luštrek  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2009  473 
7.  23318  PhD Domen Marinčič  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2007 - 2008  31 
8.  29756  MSc Matej Ožek  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2009  14 
9.  15656  PhD Tomaž Šef  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2009  394 
10.  24894  PhD Tea Tušar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2009  206 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  89,976 
Abstract
We, the Department of intelligent system at the Jozef Stefan Institute and Telekom Slovenia d.d., propose project »Research of Intelligent Home Telekom«, (IDT for short). In roughly one year the first version of IDT will be implemented and applied in Slovenian homes by Telekom Slovenije. The target population is a few thousand homes in the second year, and penetration of European markets in the last year with the improved version of IDT. Cooperation on IDT is already going on with a survey study for Telekom Slovenije. The system/environment IDT will incorporate: a) Introduction of several new services (such as, home care service, home security service, intelligent control of home appliances, home entertainemt services, etc.); b) Introduction of IDT as a hardware platform at Telekom Slovenije and a new home device, including various software applications at home and at remote locations; c) Support of Slovenian and EU companies through integration of different services and devices into IDT, e.g. smart appliances of Gorenje company. The key attribute for successful introduction of IDT is its intelligence, user friendliness and flexibility, based on intelligent systems methods. These methods will have to be significantly upgraded and modified to increase efficiency and acceptance rate to the levels not achieved yet anywhere in the world – based on intelligent assistants, learning agents, and inherent interoperability of IDT devices and services. In the global race, Slovenia can hope to achieve good results only when integrating best research with biggest companies unified around bold new ideas and technologies. The IDT project has all the top attributes needed for success.
Significance for science
Intelligent home offers excellent opportunities for the introduction of intelligent services and ambient intelligence (AmI). Yet, only a limited percentage of all homes in Europe is equipped with these systems. The major problem is based on a lack of intelligent, user-friendly methods, able to understand user’s physical and mental state, habits and even desires. This project from the research point of view focused on the advanced AmI methods, applicable at homes, taking care of users and helping them through electronic devises. The first group of the methods focused on learning behavior and habits of users in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and days. Advanced multi-agent strategy learning algorithms were designed as well as learning algorithms with an arbitrary level of meta-meta learning, combining an arbitrary number of learning algorithms and sensors. The user-behavior learning algorithms were tested in real life and achieved successful performance to a point of being awarded with the best innovation award and a national patent. Major publications and the EU patent are on the way. The second group of methods was concerned with user interfaces, using specific Slovenian language properties such as stress assignment. The third group concentrated on user with special needs such as elderly and the handicapped. These and other groups were based on a clever use of a limited search space, enabling advanced performance without truly upgrading general artificial intelligence. This specific direction is at the same time universal since the ML and DM algorithms are capable enough to automatically adapt the system to each specific user and each specific application as long as the general framework has been sufficiently designed.
Significance for the country
The intelligent home project results will enable new services for national telecommunications operator Telekom Slovenije. The intelligent home services will increase global competitiveness of the company. Our intelligent services for an intelligent home are an important part of the ambient intelligence (AmI) vision of the future. In the research we also considered the social changes of the society such as increasing growth of elderly population and the over-overburdening employed population. By that, we aim for a raise of quality of customer lives - including better security, care for people and increased comfort. Through this infrastructure, we seek to stimulate the whole industry. The intelligent home services are important for the technological competitiveness. The France Telekom with more than 2.9 million users of their Livebox services is a good example. Their technologically advanced and user centric product enables them for the biggest internet service provider in Europe. The projection that in next 5 to 10 years will be almost every home in Europe equipped with broadband access opens many new possibilities for new services. Many studies forecast new business models in telecommunications industry, service and content providers, and IT industry. Such business models will have to face completely new socio-economical challenges. Eventough Slovenian economy is already cooperating in such projects, the results depend on succesfull mutual knowledge transfer between industry and academia. Slovenian and European strategy is in introduction of new advanced AmI services. Therefore the research and development of the intelligent home products and services should represent an important part of investments in the Slovenian economy.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2008, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2008, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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