Microsoft is exploring a hands-free smart home system for Windows technology

A new Microsoft patent shows that the company is working on an autonomous smart home system for Windows devices.

This “multi-device cross-experience” will be powered by artificial intelligence, he says technical news site Windows Report. It allows connected hardware to communicate with each other via “advertising” and without direct user input. Advertising in this context does not refer to literal commercials, but rather to signal transmissions. Gadgets on the system continuously communicate with each other and trigger actions when criteria are met. For example, an electric car can send a notification to the owner’s smartphone or laptop saying that he has left the door open. Or you can transfer a phone call from one device to another.