AI To Replace Google Search And Amazon, Says Bill Gates

AI To Replace Google Search And Amazon, Says Bill Gates

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The Microsoft co-founder believes top companies associated with AI will likely create a personal digital agent that can perform numerous tasks for people. Bill Gates while speaking at the Goldman Sachs and SV Angel event in San Francisco on the topic of artificial intelligence claimed there is a 50-50 chance that the future AI winner will be either a startup or a tech giant. 

Gates also discussed health efforts related to his work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, saying AI will accelerate innovations in the space and lead to more advanced drug development. 

AI To Replace Google Search And Amazon, Says Bill Gates

‘The technology will be so profound; it could radically alter user behaviors. Whoever wins the personal agent, that’s the big thing, because you will never go to a search site again, you will never go to a productivity site, and you’ll never go to Amazon again. This yet-to-be developed AI assistant will be able to understand a person’s needs and habits and will help them “read the stuff you don’t have time to read,’ Gates said at the event. 

He added, ‘I’d be disappointed if Microsoft didn’t come in there. But I’m impressed with a couple of startups, including Inflection,’ co-founded by former DeepMind executive Mustafa Suleyman. ‘It will take some time until this powerful future digital agent is ready for mainstream use, Gates continued. Until then, companies will continue embedding so-called generative AI technologies akin to OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT into their own products.’

While the inner workings of the human brain are still a mystery, the Microsoft co-founder believes humanity is getting close to creating helpful drugs to cure diseases like Alzheimer’s, with human trials for the new drugs likely taking place in 10 years. Gate further mentioned he believes that future humanoid robots that are cheaper for companies to use than human employees will significantly impact blue-collar workers.