CowboyRobot writes: Speaking Monday at the annual Microsoft Faculty Summit, company co-founder Bill Gates said society is in a "golden age" of computer science, with software poised to solve the world's problems on an unprecedented scale. Gates also hinted that Microsoft Bob, the cartoonish and widely-panned Windows assistant from 1995, might return, at least in spirit if not in name, as a competitor to Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now. But for all of Gates' future-looking remarks, he also echoed statements made just last week by the man who replaced him as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer.
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