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Bill Gates (right), co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in conversation with Wipro Ltd chairman Rishad Premji at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Bill Gates (right), co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in conversation with Wipro Ltd chairman Rishad Premji at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

My wish is for India to eliminate child malnutrition, says Bill Gates

  • 'Malnutrition reduces the potential of kids dramatically, their ability to provide and learn are reduced. It’s like 15 IQ points go away,' said Gates at Mint Visionaries event
  • 'We need more investment to tackle malaria,' said Gates in conversation with Wipro Ltd chairman Rishad Premji

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Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time
Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time

'I don't need to work...': Why Bill Gates called himself a 'weird case'

Towards the end of the inaugural Mint Visionaries interaction, Wipro's Rishad Premji asked billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates a philosophical question. Premji asked what, according to Gates, is the one thing in human life, which can't be affected by technology. Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time. While elucidating his case, Gates also called himself a 'weird case'. Watch the full video to know why.

With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace
With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace

'Ban micro-targeting': Bill Gates on social media fanning extreme opinions

With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace. Gates and Premji were in a conversation at the inaugural edition of Mint Visionaries. The billionaire philanthropist said that he believes that banning micro-targeting on social media sites could be a way of preventing extreme opinions from getting propagated.

Bill Gates speaks at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity
Bill Gates speaks at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity

Bill Gates on climate change and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Mint Visionaries

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, graced the first edition of Mint Visionaries. He spoke at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity and how he personally as well as via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is involved in looking for solutions to prevent further damage. He also recalled an anecdote about Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar. Watch the full video for more.

The billionaire philanthropist spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields
The billionaire philanthropist spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields

'Can't read a book': Bill Gates on limitations of artificial intelligence

Highlighting the inaugural edition of Mint Visionaries, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields. While speculating about what the future versions of AI might be like, the Microsoft co-founder also said that it has limitations like the inability to read a book. Watch the full video for more.

Watch Bill Gate speak on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion
Watch Bill Gate speak on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion

Full Video: Bill Gates and Rishad Premji in conversation I Mint Visionaries

Watch Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in conversation with Rishad Premji, chairman, Wipro Ltd., on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion. The conversation is the very first in a series with people who are inspiring a new future under the Mint Visionaries umbrella. Mint Visionaries seeks to showcase a whole host of issues like technology, empowerment, new economy, social change, urban solutions, alternative development, mobility, migration, renewable - all of which are defining a new India. #MintVisionaries #MintWithBillGates

Niti Aayog CEO at Mint Visionaries event
Niti Aayog CEO at Mint Visionaries event

‘Technology is radically transforming India’: Amitabh Kant I Mint Visionaries

‘India needs explosive pace of technological growth,’ said Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer of government's policy think-tank Niti Aayog. He was speaking at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi. Kant added that India is already witnessing a radical transformation by sheer use of technology, which includes the use of biometrics driven unique identification number Aadhaar as well as mobile.

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Mint Visionaries | Bill Gates talks to Rishad Premji about climate change, AI

Watch Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in conversation with Rishad Premji, chairman, Wipro Ltd., on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion. Mint Visionaries seeks to showcase a whole host of issues like technology, empowerment, new economy, social change, urban solutions, alternative modes of development, mobility, migration, renewable - all of which are defining a new India.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, at Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, at Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

India needs explosive pace of technological growth: Amitabh Kant

  • Kant says India is witnessing a radical transformation by sheer use of technology, which includes the use of biometrics, driven Aadhaar as well as mobile
  • Niti Aayog CEO also says data will fuel change in India and enable startups to use them to spearhead change

(Left) Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, in conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi
(Left) Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, in conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi

Mint Visionaries | Poor will suffer most due to climate change, says Bill Gates

  • Bill Gates talked about 'Technology for Social Inclusion' with Wipro chairman Rishad Premji at Mint Visionaries event
  • 'One thing that will help India in a big way is to get rid of malnutrition, which reduces potential of kids and their IQ levels,' said Gates

Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd
Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd

Mint Visionaries 2019 - An overview

  • Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be in conversation with Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd

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Opinion | What tech has to do with inclusion

Technology has emerged as the most potent tool for creating social inclusion across the world

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Photo: iStock

Opinion | We are data rich, let’s use it right

In India, social applications that build on data are limited only by imagination

One-size-fits-all won’t fix banking in India
Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)