마이크로소프트가 보행자를 위한 길안내 특허를 최근 등록받았습니다.
보행자가 길을 선택해서 이동할 때 사람마다 차이는 있겠지만 여러가지 곤란함을 고려하여야 하지요.
예를 들어 위험한 이웃, 날씨, 지형 등..

본 특허는 그러한 보행 경로 결정에 필요한 정보에 기초하여 보행자에게 최적의 경로를 안내해주는 것을 요지로 합니다.

그런데 이런 생각도 드는 군요.
'위험한 이웃'을 정하는 기준에 따라 인권이나 차별의 문제가 발생할 수도..


Pedestrian route production

US 8,090,532(January 3, 2012) by  Microsoft

Abstract

As a pedestrian travels, various difficulties can be encountered, such as traveling through an unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures. A route can be developed for a person taking into account factors that specifically affect a pedestrian. Moreover, the route can alter as a situation of a user changes; for instance, if a user wants to add a stop along a route.

 




What is claimed is:

1. Computer storage media having embodied thereon computer-useable instructions that, when executed, implement a system, the system comprising:
a search component that locates at least one information source, retains pedestrian history from a plurality of pedestrians and addresses of at least one information source that has a history of providing reliable information, identifies low quality information sources that do not provide information used in route generation, and blocks information obtainment for the low quality information sources;
a gather component that obtains information related to pedestrian travel including security information, weather information, and terrain information, wherein the gather component obtains the information from the at least one located information source;
an artificial intelligence component that makes at least one inference regarding a route based on a previous pedestrian behavior;
a filter component that determines, based on the at least one inference, the information that is likely relevant and deletes information that is commonly of little value in part through examination of previously produced routes; an analysis component that determines an importance of the information to a user, estimates how likely the information is to change, and chooses if the user should reach a destination through a pedestrian route and/or through a conventional route;
a generation component that obtains the information from the gather component and produces a direction set for use by a pedestrian based at least part upon the obtained information;
and a resolution component that resolves a conflict between an information source with a financial interest and an information source without a financial interest and instructs the generation component to produce the direction set based upon the information source that does not have a financial interest in providing the direction set.


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