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In a Reddit AMA, Bill Gates intriguingly refers to work on a digital 'personal agent'

Mark Hachman | Jan. 30, 2015
What is Microsoft's "personal agent," and what is Bill Gates doing working on it?

Why this matters: While it's certainly unclear what Gates is getting at with his discussion of personal agents, two things seem clear: One, your personal data still resides in various application silos that don't talk well to one another. And two, the data permissions those apps ask of you may one day be replaced by permissions one app asks of another. It's just that storing your entire life online may freak out more than a few people.


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