The American technology giant obtained a patent for the backpack from the US Patent
and Trademark Office last week
A patent obtained by Microsoft revealed a smart backpack that is equipped with sensors and uses artificial intelligence technology to provide unique features.
The American technology giant obtained a patent for the backpack from the US Patent and Trademark Office last week.
The bag includes some very strange specifications, including: The “wearable device” may be able to detect the user’s speech and provide suggestions similar to digital assistance services, such as: Alexa from Amazon and Siri from Apple, but it will be able to record and store sound.
The backpack, which doesn’t have a name yet, will also likely have the ability to identify its surroundings, provide directions, access the cloud, and talk to other smart devices.
The newly approved patent is accompanied by a number of useful illustrations that show some of the ways in which the backpack can be used.
Among these illustrations: a person skiing while his backpack tells him the limits of the ski area, and another shows the wearer standing in front of a $5 concert poster, so the backpack allows him to give it a voice command to buy a ticket to the concert.
It is noteworthy that the smart backpack from Microsoft is not the first, as in 2020 a financing campaign was launched on the Indiegogo website for another smart backpack called the BaqPaq that offers some specifications that are actually similar to those proposed by Microsoft in its patent, other than The campaign did not raise a single dollar.
Microsoft said in its patent application that wearable “digital assistants” powered by artificial intelligence may constitute a growing consumer market.