Users spend more and more time with their smart device platforms that secure great multimedia experience. The list includes smart speakers, tablets, smartphones, e-books, web-enabled TV sets, etc. It brings an extensive field for research. Today, we’ll learn a bit more about intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services.

Two main places to learn more about it

Nowadays, there is an international conference devoted to this topic. Based on it, readers can also get their hands on the new copy of a book. The book gathers the latest research from highly qualified scientists and experts. It has scientific reviews that focus on various issues starting from the intelligent image or video storage, to knowledge-based technologies.

Peculiarities of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services

First of all, it has an essential characteristic of interactivity. Both a user and a machine have an active part. Based on it, interactive media may be explained as the interaction between big groups like graphical user interface, new media, people & computers, interactive design, AR & VR, etc.

IIMSS focuses on designing dynamic personalization and additivity methods. They store, process, transmit, and retrieve data needed for technological progress. Basically, the outcome depends on the input. The media keeps the same goal but only the user’s actions determine what he’ll see.

Two obvious examples you might fail to notice

  • One of the bright examples is Netflix. Have you noticed how your account has a recommendation list different from other accounts? Moreover, it keeps changing gradually offering movies and shows you are likely to enjoy. Surprisingly, you tend to like most of the recommendations. It’s an intelligent program that is based on what you watch, how often, and many other little details. The same concerns other streaming services.
  • A very similar algorithm defines your newsfeed on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. While the companies don’t reveal how the system works, it’s clear that you will see relative posts first. How does the intelligent interactive multimedia system do it? It observes your likes, comments, subscriptions, the time you devoted to watching one’s video/post, and other interactions.

Other common examples of interactive multimedia systems are educational and training software, interactive travel guides, video games, etc. The fields of technology implementation are immense and might be used for something entertaining like TV or social media as well as for something more serious and important like scientific breakthroughs.

Major ways of interaction you need to know:

  • A command-line in the interface;
  • Menu;
  • Questions & answers;
  • 3D interface;
  • Oral language, etc.

Conclusion

All in all, interactive multimedia enables users’ control over a selection of media formats. It includes text, image, animation, audio & video information. A system’s proper work requires the integration of computer, data, smartphone, TV, and other IT. Every day we see (or prefer not to notice) the novelties and results of these systems and services. While some people don’t think much about it, others conduct profound research and bring new results.