Friday, 30 January 2015

Bill Gates working on a Personal Agent project at Microsoft

When Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft chairman last year, he vowed to “substantially” increase the time he spends at the company, with a particular focus on “ambitious scenarios,” though he didn’t reveal what exactly he would be doing. However, in an Ask Me Anything question and answer session on Reddit yesterday, Gates revealed that he is currently working on a project dubbed Personal Agent.

“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,” he said. “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.”

While that sounds something which would fit in nicely to Cortana, the software giant’s virtual assistant which is coming to desktop soon, Gates specifically mentioned that it would be a cross-platform product, meaning that in addition to Windows it would also be available on devices that run iOS and Android to say the least.

Given the fact that Microsoft has been working in the digital assistant space for a while now, and co-founder Bill Gates is helming the project, it would be interesting to see how the product shapes up.

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