NEW YORK: Bill Gates predicts 2024 as a pivotal year, foreseeing advancements in artificial intelligence, breakthroughs in infant malnutrition, progress in climate change discussions, and defining global elections.
Gates anticipates AI accelerating health innovations globally and envisions addressing malnutrition in children through gut microbiome supplements. He highlights the increasing role of nuclear power in combating climate change, with optimism for innovations in this area.
Gates also highlights the significance of the 2024 elections, stressing the need for leaders prioritising global health and climate issues.
In a blog posted earlier this year, Bill Gates said: “The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other.
“Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it…”
He also wrote “any new technology that’s so disruptive is bound to make people uneasy, and that’s certainly true with artificial intelligence. I understand why—it raises hard questions about the workforce, the legal system, privacy, bias, and more…”.AFP
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