Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Microsoft working on Smart Elevators
What if you enter an elevator and you need not even press the button? What if the elevator knows which floor you want go? This is possible with the new smart elevator technology that uses Artificial intelligence. Hence, elevator would know exactly where you want to land.
Microsoft is presently working on smart elevator technology, said Peter Lee, the head of Microsoft Research showcased “smart elevator” while appearing on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West.”
Artificial intelligence is “our largest investment area in the labs right now,” Lee told Bloomberg. We’ve really been very focused on it.” He said that this idea is derived from sitting with a computer and operating it. “We think in the future, you won’t be operating computers, but computers will be working on your behalf,” he said.
“In the future, sensors that you wear can understand your physicality, routines, even what your plans are,” Lee said.
“That kind of ability to predict people’s intentions and what might happen next, in the same way that people do, those are things that we think will get built in, really deeply embedded in the environment all-around us.”
For artificial intelligence and its application in elevators, lee said “if your environment knows that it’s your lunch time and that you had spoken yesterday of having lunch with a colleague on the second floor,” and that you’re now leaving your office to go to the elevator, the elevator can be “smart enough to take you, without your need to operate anything, to your colleague.”
Hence, smart elevator market is a thriving industry and it might grow exponentially in future. This topic is been studied by various researchers to know its future trend. One such report that provides the market trend, share, revenue and opportunities of global smart elevator market is articulated by Allied Market Research. One may get a fair idea about the market and its growth opportunities.