VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver invites the Southwest Wash.ommunity to the last Chancellor’s Seminar of the year, Diane Cook’s “Smart Environments: Artificial Intelligence at Home and Beyond.” The lecture is 12 to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the WSU Vancouver Firstenburg Student Commons.
 
Tickets are $30, including lunch and event parking. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.vancouverusa.com or call the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at 360-694-2588.
 
In the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, WSU Professor Diane Cook leads research in the development of artificial intelligence to address some of the world’s most pressing concerns and to enhance some modern day conveniences. Smart technologies are now at work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and homes, helping in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease. They are used by utility providers and residents to optimize water and energy consumption, and they are providing a variety of security functions for military and personal use.
 
WSU scientists are designing smarter technologies to meet our evolving needs as world populations change, age, and grow. Homes could someday be “smart” enough to identify individual inhabitants, predict each person’s movements, and turn appliances off and on according to an individual’s routine. They could also help keep our homes cleaner, safer, and more effectively supplied with food and medicine. Theses Smart Environments could potentially be used in assisted living environments to monitor a person’s vital signs and indicating whether they are performing their routine daily activities.

For information on this seminar see http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/css.