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Bill Gates isn’t so keen on artificial intelligence

Bill Gates isn’t so keen on artificial intelligence

Elon Musk has shared his concerns about artificial intelligence, both publicly and privately, and none of them paint a rosy picture for the future of such technology. Musk has gone so far as to compare efforts with artificial intelligence to "summoning the demon", and he's not the only one who is worried about it. Bill Gates took to Reddit today to grace us with another AMA, and the topic of AI technology came up. Said Gates on the topic: "I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence."

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Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Far too many people do not have adequate access to bottled or otherwise sanitized drinking water. This results in disease and many other problems, and though efforts to eliminate the issue have been around for a long time, effective solutions are still lacking. Enter the Omniprocessor, a somewhat large contraption that uses different processes to convert "sludge" (sewage water) into purified drinking water; at the same time, the machine burns up the waste, eliminating it from the environment and likewise any diseases it would bring about.

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Bill Gates samples drinking water extracted from poop

Bill Gates samples drinking water extracted from poop

It is fair to say some of us have become a bit jaded when it comes to hearing about Bill Gates' latest exploits. Never one to shy away good causes and oddball ways of drawing attention to them, the philanthropic billionaire has done everything from releasing mosquitoes on an unsuspecting audience to dousing himself with ice water. Still, Mr. Gates' newest demonstration of the seemingly unmentionable has managed to catch popular attention, and for good reason: he drank a glass of water extracted from poop.

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Ballmer, Gates no longer pals; blame Nokia, Vista

Ballmer, Gates no longer pals; blame Nokia, Vista

It seems the Nokia deal former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pulled off right before leaving the company had a strong ripple effect. Not only is Microsoft feeling the squeeze to produce great handsets and carry on Nokia’s legacy, but a friendship was ruined in the process. Ballmer and Bill Gates are apparently on the outs, and are no longer on speaking terms with one another. The reason for the former besties not talking to one another is that Nokia buy, and Ballmer’s actions shortly after.

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Bill Gates takes the plunge

Ice Bucket Challenge: Bill Gates takes the plunge

According to Facebook, more than a million videos of people pouring ice water on their head have been posted on the social network, all of them done as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. The reason behind the cold shower is to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, and latest on the list of participants is Bill Gates.

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Bill Gates AMA wrap-up: using a Surface 2 PRO, Bitcoin, Microsoft’s CEO

Bill Gates AMA wrap-up: using a Surface 2 PRO, Bitcoin, Microsoft’s CEO

This morning Microsoft founder Bill Gates answered questions from users from around the world in his second "AMA" session on Reddit. It was there that he confirmed oddities small and answered questions large, building off his pre-made "myths" video released today as well. One of the first - and perhaps smallest - factoids confirmed by Gates was that the device he uses regularly is a Microsoft Surface 2 PRO.

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Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

This morning Bill Gates will be heading toward Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session that will include users from around the world and anyone and everyone that wishes to participate. Showing up in some extreme style right from the get-go, Gates let the world know he was going to hit Reddit with an image on Twitter that showed one massive Alien helping him hold up his confirmation sign. A confirmation such as this is required for a user - any user - to create a long-lasting "AMA" session.

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Microsoft’s backseat drivers scared off outside CEO candidates

Microsoft’s backseat drivers scared off outside CEO candidates

Several potential candidates for Microsoft CEO bowed out over concerns about how vocal and intrusive Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer would be, sources close to the selection process say, with final selection Satya Nadella supposedly clinching the deal in part because of how close he wanted Gates to be, not how distant. That Microsoft had only had, until this week, two chief executives in its history - both of whom had notoriously strong personalities - had supposedly dissuaded possible external candidates like Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Gates, Ballmer, Thompson sound off

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Gates, Ballmer, Thompson sound off

This week Microsoft welcomes in their newest CEO: Satya Nadella, and with him come the congratulations and assurances of the biggest names in the company, particularly the two former CEOs. Nadella was the head of the cloud movement inside Microsoft and, as such, is supported by Bill Gates as an innovator that doesn't just deserve to be CEO, but is the clear choice to lead the company into the future. Ballmer, meanwhile, suggests that Nadella is a "proven leader" and has both the technical skills and the business insight needed to move forward.

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Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Rumored Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella could be finalized by the company's board as early as next week, sources claim, though chatter of Bill Gates stepping down as chairman might in fact be because the founder is shifting into a more involved role, not stepping back. Nadella was tipped as in discussions about the chief executive position earlier today, but according to the WSJ's sources, one of his requests is that Gates be brought back into the thick of things and "spend more time on technology and strategy."

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Original Windows demo video shows pre-OS in 1983

Original Windows demo video shows pre-OS in 1983

At a trade show known as COMDEX all the way back in 1983, an intrepid group of technology enthusiasts captured a great many bits and pieces of what were to become crucial components in the computing universe that we know today. One of the demos shown here was Microsoft's original demonstration of Windows 1.0. "You might think of the icon as the very smallest form of a Window", says the presenter, "and as you move the cursor down into this area, it takes on a different meaning, because now it's in the icon area." Things are still very, very rudimentary back when this video was filmed.

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