CNN-News18 Exclusive: Bill Gates on the Pandemic, AI, and India’s Growing Global Presence

New Delhi: CNN-News18, India’s leading English news channel, conducted an exclusive interview with Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. In the one-on-one discussion with Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor of CNN-News18, Gates shared his thoughts on the pandemic, the future of technology, India’s role in the world, and the importance of knowing the origins of COVID-19. Gates discussed the risks identified in advance for the pandemic and the lack of preparation from the world, while praising India’s actions in scaling up vaccine production and implementing environmental surveillance.

On the topic of COVID-19’s origins, Gates expressed doubts about having certainty but highlighted the importance of increasing lab security and surveillance. Gates also spoke about the impact of technology and its potential to change our lives, but also noted the ethical dilemmas that arise with such technologies. Gates acknowledged that innovation continues to rapidly adapt and there will be policy questions that need addressing.

Gates praised India for its leadership in digitizing payment systems and implementing the unique identity system, Aadhaar. He also spoke about the potential for India to become an alternate manufacturing base, which would be great for both the world and India. Gates emphasized the importance of AI and the future of technology, noting his excitement about AI as the big change agent.

The interview provided a fascinating insight into Gates’ thoughts on critical issues facing the world today, including the pandemic, AI, and India’s role in global affairs. Gates’ insights were thought-provoking, nuanced, and well worth considering.

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