bill gates

November 15, 2017

A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs.

October 25, 2017

Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity - or perhaps exterminating us. These people, including tech-industry billionaire Elon Musk and eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, say artificial intelligence technology needs to be regulated to manage the risks. But Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg disagree, saying the technology is not nearly advanced enough for those worries to be realistic.

November 01, 2016

Scientists aim to free millions of Zika bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia. This bacteria decreases the mosquitoes' ability to spread viruses. The bacteria named Wolbachia will be injected to the mosquitoes, that is responsible for removing their capacity to pass on viruses to humans.

October 13, 2016

Accelerating innovation requires both political leadership and private sector leadership. Bill Gates believes the best leaders have the ability to do both the urgent things that demand the attention today and at the same time lay the groundwork for innovation that will pay dividends for decades.

October 13, 2016

by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist

As ASTRA’s Executive Advisor and Futurist, I applaud the perspectives so eloquently expressed by Bill Gates in the video Why Governments Should Invest in Innovation and in his print column  ‘Accelerating Innovation with Leadership,‘ first published in GatesNotes.com.

October 06, 2016

As the US presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century. From electricity and cars to medicine and planes, innovation has made the world better.

February 22, 2015

Bill Gates believes that by 2030, online courses can bring wildly better education to anyone with a smartphone or tablet.