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July 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Researchers show off projects at Microsoft’s DemoFest

A sign language translator that uses the Kinect motion sensor.

A platform that lets city planners keep in touch with neighborhood residents during development projects.

Those were among the dozens of projects that Microsoft researchers, as well as teams of university students, demonstrated Tuesday during Microsoft Research Faculty Summit’s DemoFest.

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July 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Bill Gates talks innovation, global problems and Microsoft Bob

Bill Gates speaks at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times)

Bill Gates speaks at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times)

Microsoft Chairman and Co-founder Bill Gates returned to the company this morning to talk about everything from the value of free software to social media to how computing can help solve global problems.

He spoke at¬†Microsoft Research’s 14th annual Faculty Summit — the first time he’s spoken at this event. The ¬†summit is a chance for Microsoft’s advanced researchers, employed in labs around the world, to gather and to demonstrate their work, as well as for academics from outside the company to learn about that research and to talk with company leaders.

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