Microsoft's Smart Elevators Knows Where You Want to Go

 - Jan 24, 2014
References: microsoft & psfk
In the ever increasing movement towards combining everyday routines with artificial intelligence, engineers of Microsoft Research has created an intelligent self-learning elevator that will respond and react in real time instead of being hand operated. The intelligent system is actually a self-learning algorithm and has been applied to an elevator that monitors the movement of people and understand their intentions.

For example, the smart algorithm learns the daily routines of different types of people throughout the day. According to the head of Microsoft Research Peter Lee, if you mentioned to your colleague to go for lunch on the second floor yesterday, the elevator can monitor your movements by sensing you moving towards the elevator, the algorithm will automatically take you to your colleagues floor without raising a finger.