Despite not knowing what the Trump administration’s goal will be in terms of funding for research and foreign aid, Gates said he holds hope for the future. He said artificial intelligence is the new frontier in innovation and said that if were a student today he would pursue computer science or biology.
Venture capitalism and the willingness to take chances on something new has provided a great deal of opportunity in the U.S., Gates said.
“That’s something that other countries have tried to duplicate and they have, in small part, but not nearly as well,” Gates said about the availability of investment capital for projects. “This willingness to take risks, the idea that if you … fail, it’s not a mark of shame.”
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