Bill blows it with final CES speech
When Gates finally did get hands-on with the equipment, it was to showcase a new visual recognition technology from Microsoft’s Research Labs. Gates pointed the prototype device at Bach, and the screen displayed Bach’s profile and personal history, while pointing it at a photo of a Las Vegas theatre produced a list of show times and directions to the venue.
However, the demonstration lacked authenticity, and Gates didn’t offer any suggestion as to when the technology might arrive in mobile devices.
The highlight of the speech was a pre-prepared video which mocked-up Gates’s haphazard final day at Microsoft, and the Microsoft boss begging a long list of A-list celebrities to give him a job.
However, after such a dismal performance in his final CES keynote, perhaps Gates really should take a well deserved break.
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