Bill Gates says ChatGPT-like AI is ‘as revolutionary as mobile phones and the internet’ – and says it could speed up creation of new vaccines
Bill Gates appears to be a big fan of AI, touting it could develop new vaccines
Bill Gates shared his support for the progress of artificial intelligence, proclaiming the ChatGPT-like technology to be ‘as revolutionary as mobile phones and the internet.’
Gates, 67, believes ‘the rise of AI‘ is poised to improve humanity, increase productivity and reduce worldwide inequalities, along with accelerating the develop new vaccines.
The technology is capable of discovering new pathways to design drugs accordingly and spot errors that are otherwise missed by human eyes.
The Microsoft founder has spent billions of dollars to bring treatments to the developing world and believes AI tools is our biggest weapon against deadly diseases and viruses.
”One of the Gates Foundation’s priorities in AI is to make sure these tools are used for the health problems that affect the poorest people in the world, including AIDS, TB, and malaria,’ Gates shared in a recent blog post.
Gates is a pioneer in the technology world, founding Microsoft in 1975 that led to the the well-known operating system, Windows 95.
He is now keeping a close watch on AI, with a focus on how the technology will benefit healthcare.
‘AIs will dramatically accelerate the rate of medical breakthroughs,’ Gates wrote.
‘The amount of data in biology is very large, and it’s hard for humans to keep track of all the ways that complex biological systems work.’
Microsoft has also implemented AI into its Bing search engine, which gives clear answers in plain language that have been drawn from what Bing found on the web and its own data vaults
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has their hands in many vaccines and it seems the Microsoft founder believes AI will improve development and speed to which they are released.
However, one vaccine funded by the organization that was designed to minimize polio may have paralyzed six children with the virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Using AI allows for a vaccine to be tested in multiple ways that humans can not do on study subjects – and it would hopefully spot errors so the issue in Africa does not happen again.
Microsoft has also implemented AI into its Bing search engine, which gives clear answers in plain language that have been drawn from what Bing found on the web and its own data vaults.
Microsoft announced in January a $10 billion investment into OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, to help further the chatbot by providing necessary resources.
While Gates is hopeful about the future of AI, he is not blind to its shorcomings.
‘We should keep in mind that we’re only at the beginning of what AI can accomplish,’ he wrote. ‘Whatever limitations it has today will be gone before we know it.’