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FORSIP

BAVARIAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION FOR SITUATED, INDIVIDUALIZED AND PERSONALIZED MAN-MACHINE-INTERACTION

"Virtual Assistants" for Everyone

A paradigm shift in software development: people, with their desires and needs, are the focal point. Technology should detect intuitively what a person wants ...:

o as an individual personality (with preferences and dislikes)
o in different situations (at work or leisure)
o in different roles (as customer or managing director).

FORSIP s research field covers all the steps from detection of the environment and situation through to intelligent action and reaction of the system to the immediate requirements of its user. Intelligent computer systems are the goal. Systems that process images and language, from which they can reliably derive the best possible information about the user. Concepts that allow the system s reactions to be modulated on an abstract level for varying applications. "Thinking" databases must detect the preferences, the individual and situational wishes of the user, and make their electronic services available in a personalized form.

FORSIP s long-term goal is to develop individual modules that can be combined variously to form new applications. These modules must be able to detect and interpret different situations, diverse personalities and different personal features in various roles. On the basis of this complex information, they must be able to draw conclusions independently in order to react "correctly". And of course the user should be able to use these systems intuitively.

Homepage: http://www.forsip.de

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Launching date:
06.2002

End:
08.2007