Bill Gates talks about making software better and the possible re-emergence of Microsoft Bob

In his keynote address Monday at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates talked about how far computing has come since 1975, when his vision included “A computer on every desk in every home.” Now, he said, it’s not just one computer but also those in your pocket, and other mobile devices.

He said that there’s always been a gap between what we can do with software and what most people do, and that research can make software better. He also touches on personal digital assistants that help find gifts and plan trips, which reminded him of Microsoft Bob. Watch until the end to see some wry humor emerge about that.

Check out other clips from Gates’ keynote – as well as the full address – on Microsoft’s YouTube channel.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff