|According to a software trailblazer, players will increasingly interact with their computers in the future using speech or touch screens rather than keyboards.|
Bill Gates, founder and Chairman of Microsoft, made the announcement last week at a seminar attended by students and faculty members at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University.
'It's one of the big bets we're making,' said Gates.
The guru is withdrawing from his company's day-to-day operations in July to focus on philanthropy and opined that the software proliferating in various branches of science including biology and astronomy must become even more advanced.
'They're dealing with so much information that the need for machine learning to figure out what's going on with that data is absolutely essential,' said the 52-year-old Seattle native.
Gates stated that Microsoft is trying to establish ties with university computer science departments and researchers in other scientific areas to help the company understand where new inventions are necessary.