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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bill Gates’

Steve Wozniak Is Also Concerned About Our Future Robot Overlords

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest tech figure to warn us that the computers are learning and they’re going to destroy us all at some point. “Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” said Wozniak in an interview with the Australian Financial Review. “Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree …

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Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the dumb humans anymore. Also, why aren’t you concerned?, he wonders. Gates hosted a reddit AMA on Wednesday, and was asked …

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Bill Gates Says Lives of the Poor Will Improve in Next 15 Years

In their annual letter, Bill Gates and wife Melinda have outlined their vision for where they see poverty going in the world. While many may see the gap widening and things getting worse, Bill gates sees reason to believe that things will actually get better soon. “We’re putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet — and asking others …

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Bill Gates Makes Jimmy Fallon Drink Poop Water (His Words!)

You know the scene from The Princess Bride where Westley and Vizzini try to outsmart each other as to who’s going to drink the poisoned wine? Yeah, you know the one. Remember how it went down? Well, Bill Gates basically pulled a Westley on The Tonight Show and tricked Jimmy Fallon into drinking poop water (THEY WERE BOTH POISONED, AHA!). …

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Bill Gates Samples from Machine That Turns Poop to Water, Electricity

“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.” That’s the word from Bill Gates, who you’re about to see drink a …

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Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Bill Gates Outgive Several Major Countries to Fight Ebola

According to a report from Business Insider, three of America’s tech giants are out-giving several major countries in the fight against Ebola. We reported here about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledging $25 million to fight Ebola on the front lines in Africa. Bill Gates has already pledged $50 million through the Gates Foundation. And recently Paul Allen pledged $100 …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance is fighting for is to make background checks mandatory for private sellers – for example those operating at gun shows …

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Bill Gates Is Better Than Most at Dumping Ice Water on Himself

The Ice Bucket Challenge has hit the tech world. In the past few days, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have all dumped buckets of ice water on their heads. The latter challenged Bill Gates (you can’t complete the challenge without challenging three others) to dump a bucket of …

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Bill Gates and Family Doing it Up Right Vacationing on a $330 Million Yacht

Just because he can, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his family are currently vacationing in Sardinia on a rented 450-foot, $330 million yacht. The Serene is the third most expensive yacht in the world and will cost the computer entrepreneur a mere $5 million a week to cruise his way around the beautiful Italian waterways. Gates, whose estimated worth is …

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Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that kind of technology could be on the market in the next few years. The MIT Technology Review reports on MicroCHIPS, …

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Mosquito Repellent 1000x Stronger Than DEET

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have developed a mosquito repellent that is 1000 times stronger than DEET, and works on many different types of insects. The new substance is tentatively called VUAA1, is far more effective than N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), and works on mosquitoes, ants, flies, moths and a slew of other bugs. According to project researcher Laurence Zwiebel, …

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Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s ‘First 25′ List, As He Could Really Rock a Turtleneck

CNBC has been around for 25 years now, and in honor of that, decided to come up with what they call the “First 25,” or the 25 people “to have had the most profound impact on business and finance since 1989.” In other words (CNBC’s words), “the 25 most transformative leaders, icons and rebels of the past-quarter century.” And due …

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