HONG KONG--As software gets more powerful, privacy issues pose an "interesting software challenge," says Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
Recounting a short history of software development, Gates said innovations in natural interaction technology are making technology more pervasive. "When interaction gets more natural, computers can be everywhere to listen to you," he said, adding that "society will have to have more explicit rules" governing privacy boundaries around software as technology develops.
Gates was speaking here to mark the 10th anniversary of Microsoft Research Asia, one of the software giant's research arms.
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