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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Intelligent Sticky Notes

Have followed MIT's notion of ambient intelligence for some time, during demonstrations this always impressed people. Intelligence can be ambient, reactive and collaborative rather than attempting to solve deep problems we request. Yet there were relatively few examples that would ultimately be useful. This one combines 'old' tech convenience with new tech details. Or is this overkill?
" ... Bringing one of the most famous inventions of the 20th century into the digital age, scientists of the "Ambient Intelligence Group" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the "intelligent stickies". These are essentially Post-its with a twist - the notes written on them can be managed by a PC that will be able to remind users of any information stored on the small paper notes at the appropriate time, via a variety of digital devices. In a project that combines artificial intelligence, RFID, and ink recognition technologies, the MIT team says they have managed to make the popular sticky notes much more useful ... "

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