‘AI Backpack’: Microsoft Gear Patent Isn’t Creepy at All

August 31, 2023

According to a patent just approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this “smart” backpack will include a camera, microphone, speaker, network interface, processor, and digital storage. First reported by MS Power User, the backpack can identify objects in the environment, respond to the wearer’s questions, and interact with other devices.

Creepy? Perhaps. But with the power to instantly price-check at the grocery store or help navigate an outdoor area, it’s easy to imagine that these will eventually pop up in a national park or ski resort near you. Gear Junkie