Bill Gates' Latest Invention: Text-to-Video?
BizJournals.com reports that
Bill Gates is inventing stuff again, and he’s got a pretty impressive team helping him out.
Gates is one of a group that includes Intellectual Ventures co-founder and CEO (and former Microsoft chief technology officer) Nathan Myhrvold and eight other people with impressive backgrounds in aerospace engineering, astrophysics, laser research and patent law. They are all listed as inventors on a patent application recently filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which was reported Tuesday morning by Bloomberg News.
An impressive team like that would almost certainly be working on some world-changing new technology, right? Well, that may depend on your definition of world-changing.
Heard of technology that converts voice to text? This patent covers technology that converts text to video.
Basically, the technology would let a person take a photo of text using a smartphone or tablet, then the application would convert that text into a video that illustrates the text. Sound crazy?