In a recent Reddit AMA, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, discussed his thoughts on the relevance of emerging technologies such as Web3, the metaverse, and AI (artificial intelligence). Gates stated that he believes AI to be the most revolutionary technology of the three, comparing it to the internet in its early stages. However, he also noted that his current focus is on other innovations such as using ultrasound technology to assist pregnant women and treating conditions such as malnutrition and anemia.
Gates also gave his opinion on generative AI, which is a branch of intelligence that can create its own content, rather than deriving it from other available works. He stated that he is impressed with the rate of improvement in these AIs and believes they will have a huge impact.
Although Gates is no longer connected to Microsoft, current CEO Satya Nadella seems to share his views on the significance of the AI sector. Microsoft is reportedly considering an investment of $10 billion in c, the company behind the popular ChatGPT AI bot, which would value the company at $29 billion and give Microsoft a 49% stake in the company.
It’s clear that Bill Gates sees AI as a revolutionary technology that will have a huge impact in the future. Microsoft’s potential investment in OpenAI further reinforces this belief and highlights the importance of AI in the tech industry.