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Assistants of the Future

How can we improve education, health care, and fiscal responsibility?

The answer is assistant-style software, Bill Gates said last week at Microsoft's annual Faculty Summit. "As everybody gets essentially what we've called the personal agent--where we see where you're going, we see your calendar, we see your communication--I think we'll be more connected."

What's more, Gates says that the user data collected can provide entrepreneurs with deep insight that can then be used to solve bigger teaching, health care, and personal finance issues.

Here are ten assistant-style apps to check out.

--Jana Kasperkevic