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 ( 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.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 14:30 to 15:05