Toward a Smart City Using Tentacular AI

  • Atriya SenEmail author
  • Selmer Bringsjord
  • Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu
  • Paul Mayol
  • Rikhiya Ghosh
  • Biplav Srivastava
  • Kartik Talamadupula
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11249)


The European Initiative on Smart Cities [2] is an effort by the European Commission [4] to improve quality of life throughout Europe, while progressing toward energy and climate objectives. Many of its goals are relevant to and desirable in the world at large. We propose that it is essential that artificial agents in a Smart City have theories of the minds of its inhabitants. We describe a scenario in which such theories are indispensable, and cannot be adequately and usefully captured by current forms of ambient intelligence. Then, we show how a new form of distributed, multi-agent artificial intelligence, Tentacular AI, which among other things entails a capacity for reasoning and planning based in highly expressive cognitive calculi (logics), is able to intelligently address this situation.


Internet of Things Artificial intelligence Multi-agent systems 



This research is made possible by joint support from RPI and IBM under the AIRC program; we are grateful for this support. Some of the research reported on herein has been enabled by support from ONR and AFOSR, and for this too we are grateful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atriya Sen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Selmer Bringsjord
    • 1
  • Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu
    • 1
  • Paul Mayol
    • 1
  • Rikhiya Ghosh
    • 1
  • Biplav Srivastava
    • 2
  • Kartik Talamadupula
    • 2
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)TroyUSA
  2. 2.IBM ResearchYorktown HeightsUSA

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