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Bill Gates Reveals The Technological Advance He's Looking Forward To In The Next 10 Years

Claire Reid

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Bill Gates Reveals The Technological Advance He's Looking Forward To In The Next 10 Years

Bill Gates took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything and has revealed what he's most looking forward to seeing in the next 10 years.

When asked, Gates replied: "The most amazing thing will be when computers can read and understand the text like humans do.

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"Today computers can do simple things like search for specific words but concepts like vacation or career or family are not 'understood'. Microsoft and others are working on this to create a helpful assistant.

"It has always been kind of a holy grail of software particularly now that vision and speech are largely solved.

"Another frontier is robotics where the human ability to move and manipulate is amazing and experts disagree on whether it will take just a decade or a lot longer to achieve the equivalent."

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I mean, yeah, fair play, computers that are able to understand the meaning of words will be interesting and will be an integral part of the robo-revolution which I'm sure is going to end in all our deaths...but I still think he could have chosen something cooler. Imagine he'd have said sex robots, that's all I'm saying.

He also gave his two cents on how we can go about fixing world hunger, saying: "There is some cool work going on to make meat without using animals which will be far more efficient.

"The Foundation is funding research on improving photosynthetic efficiency and the potential there is huge.

"If we can get African productivity up then we will be able to feed the world but we need to innovate to help them have much better seeds." Meat without animals? So, is that vegan-friendly or not?

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Credit: PA

Bill often talks about ways to tackle poverty, in a blog post he wrote last year, the Microsoft founder said if he had to survive on just $2 a day, he'd get himself chickens.

Discussing why he wrote: "I've met many people in poor countries who raise chickens, and I have learned a lot about the ins and outs of owning these birds. It's pretty clear to me that just about anyone who's living in extreme poverty is better off if they have chickens."

He went on to write that chickens are cheap and easy to care for, they can provide food - both their meat and their eggs - and they can generate an income by flogging chicks.

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Topics: Microsoft, Technology, bill gates

Claire Reid
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