Demystifying the Smartness
Nowadays everything has to be smart: We use smart phones, wear smart watches, live in smart homes, etc. Very often, the word "smart" is only used as a substitute for "connected" although it promises so much more: Just put enough connected sensors and actuators everywhere, add some self-learning logic and enjoy a smart world that fulfills you every wish even before you know it. So why is it such a challenge to go from "connected" to "smart"? Once you get seriously into the topic, you will quickly notice that this domain is full of EasyHard problems (http://jenson.org/easyhard/). Many of your wishes are very easy to formulate, but extraordinary difficult to implement in an algorithm. Even big data is of no help if your spouse changes his/her mind continually.
This talk will vividly demonstrate you the smart fallacies through live setups harnessing the new rule engine of Eclipse SmartHome.