Bill Gates talks AI, climate, Microsoft, the new season of 'White Lotus' and more in Reddit 'AMA'


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Bill Gates took to Reddit on Wednesday for his 11th "Ask Me Anything" session, and the Microsoft co-founder spent more than an hour fielding questions about everything from climate change and artificial intelligence to ethical billionaires, the Seattle Times reports.

"I am quite impressed with the rate of improvement in these AIs.

I think they will have a huge impact," he said.

"I don't think Web3 was that big or that metaverse stuff alone was revolutionary, but AI is quite revolutionary."

He said he still works with Microsoft "some so I am following this very closely" and is "quite impressed" with OpenAI's ChatGPT, which "gives a glimpse of what is to come."

Other highlights from the session, which Gates wrapped up after running out of Diet Coke: On becoming a grandfather this year: "It's important to keep in mind life in poor countries is difficult right now.

There are parts of the world [where] over 10% of the kids die before 5 and over 30% have malnutrition so their brains and bodies don't fully develop."

On how he spends his time: "Most of my time is on innovations like helping pregnant women know if they need to get to a hospital in advance (the ultrasound...

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