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Bill Gates

Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · wikipedia · twitter

Educated at:

Lakeside School · Harvard College · Harvard University

Occupations:

Entrepreneur · Programmer · Computer Scientist · Philanthropist · Inventor · Financier · Bridge Player · Investor · Businessperson


Brexit disagreed by Bill Gates · 24 Apr 2016
the benefits to the UK of being in [the EU], in my view, greatly exceed the benefits of being out. source
Basic Income disagreed by Bill Gates · 28 Feb 2017
Even the US isn't rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor. source
AI will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Bill Gates · 05 Jan 2017
I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. source
Carbon Tax agreed by Bill Gates · 08 Sep 2017
The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them. source
Robot Tax agreed by Bill Gates · 23 Apr 2017
Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level. source
Artificial intelligence and robots might cause mass unemployment agreed by Bill Gates · 14 May 2018
You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away]. source
Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Bill Gates · 29 Nov 2017
I felt sure that allowing anyone to publish information and making it easy to find would enhance democracy and the overall quality of political debate. However, the partitioning you talk about which started on cable TV and might be even stronger in the digital world is a concern. We all need to think about how to avoid this problem. It would seem strange to have to force people to look at ideas th... See More source
Vaccines agreed by Bill Gates · 31 Aug 2017
Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance. source
Foreign aid keeps Americans safe agreed by Bill Gates · 18 May 2017
More than 120 retired generals and admirals recently wrote a letter to Congress arguing that U.S. aid programs are critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way. source
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