Bill Gates Says AI dream is finally arriving

‘The dream is finally arriving,’ Gates said, speaking with wife Melinda Gates on Wednesday

At the Code Conference last week in Southern California, Bill Gates said “the dream is finally arriving.”

Bill Gates brought up some interesting points both about how certain jobs will be replaced in the near future by AI.

From the article:

enough progress has been made to ensure that in the next 10 years there will be robots to do tasks like driving and warehouse work as well as machines that can outpace humans in certain areas of knowledge, according to recode.

He also suggested a pair of books that people should read, including Nick Bostrom’s book on superintelligence and Pedro Domingos’ The Master Algorithm

And it’s not warehouse or factory automation jobs at risk.  Algorithms can even write screenplays.

Previously, Bill Gates had mentioned one way he’s looking forward to using AI in his daily life

In the next 10 to 20 years, AI is going to be ‘extremely helpful’ in managing our lives, Gates told CNBC in a ‘Squawk Box’ interview earlier this year.
Gates said what he called ‘alter-ego software’ is going to deal with day to day emails and other correspondence. ‘It will look at all the new information and present to you, knowing about your interests, what would be most valuable,’ he predicted

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