Bill Gates’s New Project – A Personal Agent

Mom, where is my uniform?

Do you remember school days when you would call your mother for everything? No matter if it is a pen, notebook, or your jeans.

“Jackie, what is my agenda”, a CEO asked his personal secretary.

Imagine having access to your mom or a personal secretary at your disposal. This may be the new project Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates is working on.

Yesterday, Mr. Bill Gates appeared in a Reddit Q&A where he answered any questions asked by the audience. One of the questions from that list:

Question: Hello Mr. Gates, 2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Windows. What do you think the next 30 years holds in terms of technology? What will personal computing will look like in 2045?

Answer:

I would probably be a researcher on AI. When I started Microsoft I was worried I would miss the chance to do basic work in that field.

There will be more progress in the next 30 years than ever. Even in the next 10 problems like vision and speech understanding and translation will be very good. Mechanical robot tasks like picking fruit or moving a hospital patient will be solved. Once computers/robots get to a level of capability where seeing and moving is easy for them then they will be used very extensively.

One project I am working on with Microsoft is the Personal Agent which will remember everything and help you go back and find things and help you pick what things to pay attention to. The idea that you have to find applications and pick them and they each are trying to tell you what is new is just not the efficient model - the agent will help solve this. It will work across all your devices.

There were many more questions asked. Check out the link for more details.


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