AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Assistive AI for Coping with Memory Loss
Libby Ferland, Ziwei Li, Shridhar Sukhani, Joan Zheng, Luyang Zhao, Maria Gini

Last modified: 2018-06-20


Living with memory loss presents many challenges for patients and caregivers alike. Intelligent assistive technology can help address care gaps. Our core objective is to develop an assistive device that can be used at home by individuals experiencing memory impairment. We propose an assistant, based on existing and widely used voice activated consumer technology, as a tool to help patients and caregivers cope with issues common to cognitive impairment. Our long term objective is to develop a cognitive assistant that can do what is told to do, but also reason and be proactive in interacting with its users.


Cognitive impairment; smart home technologies; social agents; eldercare

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