Bill Gates on dangers of artificial intelligence: ‘I don’t understand why some people are not concerned’

During a Reddit AMA, Gates discussed the future of technology and sounded the alarm about AI

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    Amazon actually made money this quarter. That’s enough to make its stock go nuts.

    Amazon actually made money this quarter. That’s enough to make its stock go nuts.

    Amazon shares are up after the company reported a profit of $214 million, outstripping all expectations.

    Microsoft launches Office for Android, Outlook for iOS and Android

    Microsoft launches Office for Android, Outlook for iOS and Android

    Good news: your devices can all work together a little bit better, starting today.

    FCC chairman warns: The GOP’s net neutrality bill could jeopardize broadband’s ‘vast future’

    FCC chairman warns: The GOP’s net neutrality bill could jeopardize broadband’s ‘vast future’

    The GOP’s net neutrality bill raises questions about the public’s relationship with the Web, said Tom Wheeler.

    The FCC has set a new, faster definition for broadband

    The FCC has set a new, faster definition for broadband

    The new threshold is set at 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.

    911 dispatchers are literally listening to people die. These new FCC rules will help stop that.

    911 dispatchers are literally listening to people die. These new FCC rules will help stop that.

    The rules would set new location accuracy requirements on cellular providers.

    Parks and Recreations takes on online privacy. And it hits close to home.

    Parks and Recreations takes on online privacy. And it hits close to home.

    Leslie Knope just battled a tech company who looks a lot like the data-miners of today.

    Safety panel accuses NASA of a ‘lack of transparency’ in critical space program

    Safety panel accuses NASA of a ‘lack of transparency’ in critical space program

    The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel told Congress it was impossible “to offer any informed opinion regarding the adequacy of the certification process or the sufficiency of safety.”

    AP looks to expand automated stories program

    AP looks to expand automated stories program

    It calls financial stories written by computers a success. Branching into sports could be next.

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    Samsung profits slide as Apple rises

    Samsung profits slide as Apple rises

    The world's largest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, posted its first annual earnings decline in three years, but healthy demand for its memory chips helped soften the blow.

    The Switchboard: Inside Obama’s big privacy bill

    The Switchboard: Inside Obama’s big privacy bill

    Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

    National Inventors Hall of Fame honors 14

    National Inventors Hall of Fame honors 14

    This year’s class includes the inventors of Bluetooth and a predecessor to the disposable diaper.

    Facebook earnings: Three things to know

    The social media giant is making a lot of money, but it is spending a lot as well as it expands its mobile and global markets.

    Happy Data Privacy Day. Legally speaking, you’re mostly on your own.

    Happy Data Privacy Day. Legally speaking, you’re mostly on your own.

    Apart from specific kinds of data such as health information, financial information, and student records, there really isn’t a broad privacy law here in the U.S. of A.

    This wireless carrier is paying $40 million because it put limits on ‘unlimited’ data

    This wireless carrier is paying $40 million because it put limits on ‘unlimited’ data

    Are you a data-throttling wireless carrier selling ‘unlimited’ data? The FTC is on to you.

    Valve’s former in-house economist is Greece’s new finance minister

    Valve’s former in-house economist is Greece’s new finance minister

    Gabe Newell personally recruited Yanis Varoufakis for the job.

    A simple software update could have prevented a drone from buzzing the White House

    A simple software update could have prevented a drone from buzzing the White House

    The drone’s manufacturer, DJI, says it is now adding a no-fly zone for Washington in its databases.

    The Switchboard: FCC tells hotels they can’t block WiFi

    The Switchboard: FCC tells hotels they can’t block WiFi

    Your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team.

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    Surprise victory for iPhone in China

    Surprise victory for iPhone in China

    Apple’s iPhone has taken the biggest chunk of the smartphone market in China. Sales in China jumped 70 percent in the last three months of 2014. Next up, the Apple watch is expected to launch in April.

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    ‘Google Fiber’ headed to four southern cities

    ‘Google Fiber’ headed to four southern cities

    Google is expanding its fiber-optic high-speed internet service to four cities in the southeastern United States. The company selected Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, N.C., and Nashville.

    5 ways that 3D-printed food will change the way we ‘cook’ and eat

    5 ways that 3D-printed food will change the way we ‘cook’ and eat

    Consumers can’t just go out and buy a 3D printer to make dinner tonight, but change is on the way.

    The age of the Apple Watch begins in April

    The age of the Apple Watch begins in April

    Apple’s flashy new timepiece is coming soon, and chief executive Tim Cook “can’t live without it.“

    Apple crushes predictions: 74.5 million iPhones sold

    Apple crushes predictions: 74.5 million iPhones sold

    The company sold 5 million more iPhones in the last quarter of 2014 than experts expected.

    Google: Strong net neutrality rules won’t hurt the future rollout of Google Fiber

    Google: Strong net neutrality rules won’t hurt the future rollout of Google Fiber

    The prospect of Title II hasn’t affected Google Fiber’s investment decisions, the company said.

    Twitter adds video, group messaging features

    Twitter adds video, group messaging features

    Twitter has started to roll out new features, while Snapchat gets into the business of news.