Bill Gates

Google's New AI Becomes 'Highly Aggressive' To Get What It Wants

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are just three of the many experts who have warned about the existential threat posed by artificial intellig...

The Oxfam Inequality Report Is Telling The Wrong Story

Sam Dumitriu | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK
Sam Dumitriu

Oxfam blame Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's big bank accounts for everything from Brexit to Trump. They argue that increasing returns to those at the top is to blame for poverty at the bottom. And that we must fundamentally change our economic model to fix this. But it couldn't be further from the truth.

Bill Gates Took Part In Reddit's Secret Santa And It Was Incredible

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

Every year hundreds of thousands of Secret Santa gifts are exchanged over Reddit for no reason other than humans can actually be really nice to each o...

Bill Gates Launches Clean Energy Fund Worth $1bn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma and 16 other prominent investors have joined forces to launch a clean...

The Science Of Today Is Tomorrow's Technology

James Whiting | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
James Whiting

Over the years game-changing research and development in the malaria field has given us long-lasting insecticide treated nets that protect millions of families every night.

The Dream Killer - Why Going To University Doesn't Mean You Can't Still Be An Entrepreneur

Will Dodge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Will Dodge

Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.

Does Bill Gates Have A Legitimacy Problem?

Sophie Harman | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Sophie Harman

The problem here is that to be a legitimate actor in global health, someone has to challenge your role/position/ideas. Not just through accountability or monitoring and evaluation processes (which I'm sure the Foundation is pretty rigorous on) but a more mundane questioning of the authority of an actor.

How Chickens Can Help the Poor

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Tyler Beck Goodspeed [2008] did an MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholars...

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

What Will It Take to #EndMalaria for Good?

James Whiting | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
James Whiting

The need to end malaria for good is as important as ever when half of the world's population is at risk and a child dies from this preventable disease every two minutes. How can we let up when life-saving treatment for each of those children costs less than a cup of coffee? Together we can #EndMalaria.

Bill Gates Wants Youths To Tackle Climate Change. Here's Some Who Already Are

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Bill and Melinda Gates addressed their annual letter, which was published on Monday, to young people. They asked students to tackle climate change. ...

The Terminator Two

James Whiting | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
James Whiting

Ending malaria won't just save millions of lives, but could also unlock trillions of pounds in economic potential. As Justine Greening said: "Our new commitment will save countless more lives and build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all which is firmly in the UK's national interest."

An Open Letter from Gates Cambridge Scholars to the Gates Foundation to Divest in Fossil Fuels

Libby Blanchard | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates and Gates Foundation Trustees, We, the undersigned Gates Cambridge scholars and alumni, are writing this letter to urge t...

Malaria's Fist Pump Moment

James Whiting | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
James Whiting

The weekend was a colossal fist pump moment. The UK government has bitten the bullet. It is taking on the ending of a disease that is believed to have killed half of humanity. Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new £1billion fund to fight malaria and other infectious diseases, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gates Dismisses Private Sector's Ability To Combat Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Why is climate change proving such a difficult problem to counter? According to Bill Gates, it because the private sector is “inept.” In an interv...

The Top 5 Richest People In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

In March 2015, Forbes released its list of the richest people in the world and it continues to update them throughout the year. Currently the top five...

The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease

James Whiting | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
James Whiting

We need the philanthropists of this world along with scientific genius, pioneering business leaders, creative communicators - and we need you, if we are all to beat this terrible disease. I invite you to join us and make ending malaria a legacy recognised by all generations to come.

Challenging the Norm of Charity Comms at Cannes

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The tide is shifting. Backing social change is authentic, credible, tangible and doable. So let's use creativity and commitment - with more than a hint of bravery - to achieve the biggest humanitarian victory of the 21st century. Making malaria no more.

As Bill Gates is Declared the World's Richest Man (again) - Can Psychology Explain How to Become a Billionaire?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The most common subjects specialised in at University by billionaires were business (including economics, accounting, or attending an MBA program), engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics and chemistry.

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

By pooling resources, farmer associations are able to set up seed banks, storage facilities and savings and credit groups, thus reducing the costs and risks farmers face and maximising their collective income.

Microsoft: 'AI Isn't A Threat'. Bill Gates: 'Yes It Is'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft’s head of research says a super-intelligent computer probably won’t destroy humanity. But Bill Gates? He’s not so sure. Eric Hor...

Backing Gates' Bet on Disease Elimination by 2030

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Dr Caroline Harper

So I was excited to read this year's letter from Bill and Melinda Gates, as they have drawn attention specifically to these diseases which are part of a group called Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Neglected, not just because people haven't heard of them but because they are diseases of the most neglected people.

Gates drinks water made from faeces. So do you.

Rémi Kaupp | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rémi Kaupp

You may not know it, but there is a good chance that you, too, have already been drinking water that has been - at least partially - recycled from wastewater.

Bill Gates Has Been Drinking Sewage, Sort Of

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has been drinking sewage. It's not a statement you hear every day and if we're being really picky then it's also not strictly true. Wha...

Bitcoin Is the Worst Investment of 2014 But Digital Currencies Aren't Dead Yet

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

Digital currency Bitcoin is the worst performing major asset class of 2014. At the start of the year one Bitcoin bought 770 US dollars, now a Bitcoin is only worth $330 USD. Even the Russian rouble has performed better: it's only declined forty-five per cent against the dollar, whereas Bitcoin has fallen by near to 60 per cent.