Microsoft’s proposed ‘AI backpack’ is a dumb, fun idea

We’ve had AI assistants in smart speakers, phones, TVs, and even cars. But in your backpack? This is new territory, and Microsoft is staking out a claim via a new patent. As spotted by Neowin, the patent in question was filed on May 2. “The description relates to artificial intelligence assisted wearables, such as backpacks,” the patent reads. “An example backpack may include sensors, such as a microphone and a camera. The backpack may receive a contextual voice command from a user.” The patent goes on to show a rather jaunty skier considering going off trail, and the backpack advising him not…

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