Bill Gates, Ray Ozzie, and other Microsoft execs patent 'personal data mining'

Bill Gates, Ray Ozzie and other heavy-hitters from Microsoft are named as inventors on a newly issued patent for a "personal data mining" system that would analyze information and make recommendations with the goal of aiding a person's decisions and improving quality of life. The patent was issued based on a September 2006 patent application. […]

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Bill Gates, Ray Ozzie and other heavy-hitters from Microsoft are named as inventors on a newly issued patent for a "personal data mining" system that would analyze information and make recommendations with the goal of aiding a person's decisions and improving quality of life. The patent was issued based on a September 2006 patent application. "Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered," according to the patent abstract. "Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities."

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