A 21st Century Ethical Debate: Pursuing Perspectives on Ambient Intelligence [chapter]

Penny Duquenoy, Diane Whitehouse
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing  
This paper takes a broad perspective on ambient, intelligent technologies in the context of contemporary European society at the turn of the 21 st century. The underlying ideas and expectations of ambient intelligence in a period when Europe focuses progressively on the various social, economic, and ethical challenges facing the Information Society are discussed. The use of information and communication technologies in different organizational and economic settings are explored, with an
more » ... ed, with an illustrative focus on eHealth. It is particularly argued that more space, effort and facilities need to be created for a public social and ethical debate among European"s citizens with regard to information and communication technologies development.
doi:10.1007/0-387-31168-8_18 dblp:conf/ifip9/DuquenoyW05 fatcat:pbokubtsq5ehzhka4ycfq72ry4