AI is revolutionary, according to Bill Gates, and it can help address some of the gravest injustices in the world.

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Artificial Intelligence is shaping our lives in more ways than one could imagine. While AI has been a part of our lives through various daily applications, its use cases were amplified in the last two years. And the introduction of OpenAI’s revolutionary chatbot ChatGPT has fuelled more conversations around the future potential of AI.

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, whose Microsoft has pumped billions of dollars into OpenAI, took to his personal blog on Tuesday to share his thoughts on the advent of the AI era. The 67-year-old, while sharing his blog on his LinkedIn account, said that during his lifetime, he has seen demonstrations of two technologies that struck him as revolutionary. In 1980 it was the graphic user interface, and in 2016 it was his meeting with the team at OpenAI. Gates said that he was mighty impressed with the progress that the team made.

The billionaire said that in mid-2022, he was so excited about OpenAI’s work that he gave them a challenge – to train an artificial intelligence model to pass an Advanced Placement (AP) biology exam. Essentially, make the model answer questions that it hasn’t been trained for.

For the AP bio exam, Gates reasoned that it was more than a simple scientific fact and would expect the examinee to think critically about biology. While Gates thought the task would keep the team engaged for two to three years, to his surprise they accomplished the feat in a few months. In September, when he met the team again, he was in awe of GPT, the AI model that was able to get 59 out of 60 multiple-choice questions from the AP Bio test.

In his article, ‘The Age of AI has Begun’, he stated the various areas in which the advent of artificial intelligence will revolutionize the world. He believes AI is a fundamental creation that will change the way of live of people. How we think, what we create, the things we do and how we work. There are bound to be many changes in health-care, education and various systems that have to do with our lives.