If Bill Gates drop out of Harvard University and start a new firm today, it could be one which focuses on artificial intelligence, he stated in an interview on Monday.
The Microsoft co-founder hasn’t lost interest within the technology industry where his firm has operated for the past 44 years.
“Given my background, I would start an Artificial Intelligence firm whose goal would be to teach computer systems how one can read so that they’ll soak up and perceive all of the written data present in the world. That is an area where AI has yet to make progress, and it will be fairly profound when we achieve that goal,” Gates advised David Rubinstein at an Economic Club of Washington event within the nation’s capital on Monday.
Bill Gates has invested in Luminous, a start-up developing silicon for AI. Microsoft itself is incorporating AI into its software program while also offering methods for different firms to draw on AI of their products.
He mentioned he enjoys the time he spends at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 1,500-person nonprofit where he’s a co-chair and trustee. He finds the issue of climate change “super interesting,” he stated and mentioned he would get to meet with scientists and exit into the field.
“I love my work,” he mentioned. He said that if people have concepts that might make a difference in public health or might improve K-12 education, we’re “super interested.”
He likes spending time with his kids, and he plays tennis. And when he wants to relax, he likes to travel, and read. In a single year, he’ll read 50 books and review around 15.