Bill Gates

Workers in These Five Industries Will Be the First to Lose Their Jobs to Automation

Artificial intelligence is changing the world rapidly, and the global economy will shift to meet the new technology as it always has. That could mean …

Automation

Bill Gates: We need a new approach to tackling epidemics

In this exclusive video, the entrepreneur and philanthropist outlines a new approach to disease outbreaks like Zika and Ebola.<p>Ebola, Zika, Sars… recent years have shown that we are often unprepared to briskly mobilise against the threat of rapid disease outbreaks. In an interconnected world, it’s …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

20 Weird Things We've Learned About Bill Gates

Not only is he one of the wealthiest people in the world, but he's also a philanthropist, an author and even a knight.<p>With a net worth of more than $86 billion, Bill Gates is known for being one of the richest people in the world. But there’s a lot more you probably don’t know about the Microsoft …

Biographies

Bill Gates, trillionaire? Warren Buffett shows how it will happen

When will the world see its first trillionaire? A British charity estimates that it could happen within 25 years and that it will be none other than Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>Oxfam, the U.K. world hunger organization, meant to shame the world's richest with its list of multi-billionaires. Which …

Wealth

Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs

Bill Gates says governments could use a robot tax to fund human services – it would also help remedy income inequality<p>The idea of a tax on robots was raised last May in a draft report to the European parliament prepared by MEP Mady Delvaux from the committee on legal affairs. Emphasising how robots …

Business (UK)

The 'Bloody' Burger Even Vegan Bill Gates Approves

Impossible Foods, which has raised $182 million in venture capital, says it's on a mission to reinvent your definition of meat.<p>Impossible Foods, a tech company on a mission to reinvent our definition of meat, is launching its first large-scale production facility to help bring its plant-based …

These are the richest people in the world in 2017

Billionaire BFFs Bill Gates and Warren Buffett topped <i>Forbes</i>' annual list of billionaires in 2017, with Gates coming in first place for the fourth …

Wealth

Bill Gates Visits the White House After Trump Proposes Big Budget Cuts

When President Donald Trump met with Microsoft (msft) co-founder Bill Gates at the White House on Monday the agenda, according to White House Press …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Here's how Bill Gates' plan to tax robots could actually happen

Bill Gates has stated in an interview that robots who take human jobs should pay taxes. This has some obvious attractions.<p>Not only, as Gates says, will we be able to spend the money to finance jobs for which humans are particularly suited, such as caring for children or the elderly, but robots are …

Taxes

Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World

Some of the world's most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent …

Philanthropy

Gates Foundation's rose-colored world view not supported by evidence

<i>By Martin Kirk and Jason Hickel, special to Humanosphere</i><p>The annual public letter from Bill and Melinda Gates has become a much-celebrated event in …

Poverty

Bill Gates Meets With Donald Trump, and No One Seems to Mind

The liberal tech industry cried foul when Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick agreed to work with President Trump. So why does the Microsoft co-founder get a pass?<p>Bill Gates met with President Trump at the White House Monday. The Microsoft founder and ex-CEO, who now focuses on global philanthropy at the …

Elon Musk

'Inspiring Quotes That Make Me Happy at Workplace'

Some of the people I idolize are Kiran Majumdar Shaw of Biocon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai for their views on innovation at workplace.

Success

Berkshire: The Climate At The Meeting

Berkshire’s environmental track record is ambiguous.<p>What is more worrying: Methane or information leakage? It’s a matter of perspective.<p>Buffett’s …

Climate Change

Distinguished person of the week

In a week in which the administration put forth a budget slashing domestic spending and foreign aid, Bill Gates, who, with his wife, Melinda, heads the world’s richest foundation, rationally explained why Americans should not shoot themselves in the foot.<p>In a piece in Time magazine, he …

Foreign Policy

We’re wondering what exactly Bill Gates and Donald Trump will have to talk about tomorrow

On March 20, Bill Gates will meet with president Donald Trump. The agenda hasn’t been revealed, but the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hinted at what would be discussed in a statement:<p>“The foundation has a long history of working with officials on both sides of the aisle to pursue shared …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p>In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong”, the researchers behind …

Success

Bill Gates Is Right, USAID Is Not Just Foreign Aid, It Aids The U.S.

Which would make you safer and healthier? Being the neighborhood hermit, locking and bolting your doors, not helping your neighbors but instead threatening them, and allowing trash, sewage, rats, and cockroaches to accumulate around your house? Or actually caring about your neighborhood and …

Foreign Policy

This Week in Health: Eat Filling Foods, Beware of Spinning

This week, we rounded up a list of the very best foods for curbing hunger and keeping you full for longer. Here's what else grabbed our attention in …

Health

The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends – Innovation Culture – Medium

The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends<p><i>Automation, Basic Income and Post-Capitalism</i><p>A lot of my work, in both public speaking and private consulting, is …

Basic Income

Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but one robot maker says that's 'as intelligent' as taxing software

Bill Gates suggested in a recent interview that robots should be taxed when they are doing the role of a human worker, but the CEO of a leading …

Robots

How to survive the robot-fueled jobs apocalypse

If rumors that James Cameron is interested in picking up Terminator 6 prove true, perhaps Bill Gates will be in the running for a cameo.<p>Gates …

Robots

Robots taking our jobs? Tax them, says Bill Gates

In a drab meeting room of San Francisco's city hall this week, the city's leaders briefly confronted a brave, new world.<p>Robots will upend the very nature of work and further concentrate wealth among their owners, said Supervisor Jane Kim, who's seen as a progressive in a city without a single …

Robots

Successful People Read Differently: They Don’t Look For Best Sellers

Among the 100 all-time best sellers in UK, over 90% of them are fiction. [1]Ironically, the book list Bill Gates shared is a totally different story. …

Bestsellers

You’re Fired — Democracy, Dystopia and the Cult of the CEO

<b>You’re Fired — Democracy, Dystopia and the Cult of the CEO</b><p>“In the year 2018, nations have bankrupted and disappeared, replaced by …

Democracy

Would taxing robots help the people whose jobs they'll take?

Bill Gates recently offered a simple solution to the problem of automation: Tax the robots. But that premise raises several thorny issues.<p>March 15, …

Robots

7 Signs You`re an Ultimate Entrepreneur

7 Signs You`re an Ultimate Entrepreneur<p>If I have to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur with only one sentence, I would say: Entrepreneurs are …

Entrepreneurship

Bill Gates’s former chief science advisor has formed a $200M fund with another longtime colleague

Biomatics Capital Partners, a new healthcare and life sciences venture firm, has closed its debut fund with $200 million, it’s announcing this morning.<p>This new effort is particularly interesting given its two founders and managing directors. Boris Nikolic is a physician who previously served as …

Capitalism

Bill Gates is largely 'optimistic' about the future — but a key tenet of the Trump administration worries him

Bill Gates hasn't kept quiet about his thoughts on President Donald Trump and the future of the United States.<p>In December, Gates told CNBC that "there can be a very upbeat message" about a Trump administration.<p>But his message hasn't been as optimistic of late.<p>When asked his thoughts on the current …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

San Francisco talks robot tax

Following the recent advice of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Supervisor Jane Kim called for a hearing Tuesday on imposing a tax on robots and …

Robots