Gate’s wife, Melinda Gates, who runs the Gates Foundation with him, explained that she always knows what’s on Bill’s mind just by looking at his book bag. Recently, she said, it’s been filled with AI books. “So while you think he’s working on philanthropy, he’s also working on AI,” she said, laughing.
Even those concerns did not dampen Gate’s enthusiasm for AI. He called it the “holy grail” as he envisions a future “with machines that are capable and more capable than human intelligence.”