Bill Gates Believes AI Can Fight ‘Digital Misinformation’
Microsoft founder and well-known vaccine-pusher Bill Gates believes that people can take steps to limit “digital misinformation” and “political polarization” via the use of artificial intelligence.
Gates’ remarks came in a recent interview with German media outlet Handelsblatt, Breitbart News reports.
“I’m certainly concerned about political polarization, and I know the U.S. situation best of all,” explained Gates. “I wouldn’t have expected people to attack the Capitol, or people to deny the validity of election results. I’m in a state of shock about that.”
He continued, “We can’t blame AI for that. That happened. It may have been magnified by digital channels that allow various conspiracy theories like QAnon or whatever to be blasted out by people who wanted to believe those things. So, the digital tools may have played an auxiliary role.”
The billionaire tech mogul asserted that one would have to consider using AI to “solve the digital misinformation [problem],” adding that the technology could help solve “political polarization” by guiding the thoughts of people away from what he described as “confirmation bias.”
Gates then discussed ‘climate change,’ claiming it is an existential threat to humanity and arguing that governments must step in to compel reductions in the use of fossil fuels and force CO2 emissions “to zero” through the use of “clean energy” and “green energy” alternatives.
“It’s not optional to have a solution for climate,” argued Gates.
Gates finished the interview with a prediction that the Russia-Ukraine War will potentially “energize the recognition” of the alleged urgency to end all carbon dioxide emissions from the use of oil and gas.
“It’s now seen that in the 10- to 20-year-time frame that the goals of climate and the goals of energy security align,” he said, adding that, “investment in green infrastructure is even more of a priority than it was before the war.”
Many have expressed skepticism about Gates’ openly stated views of a need for government-coerced reduction of fossil fuel use, often pointing to his own use of chartered jets.
This was seen plainly during a recent interview Gates conducted with BCC journalist Amol Rajan, who asked the tech mogul’s response to people who call him a “hypocrite” for suggesting he is a “climate change campaigner” while also flying around the world in a private aircraft.
“By the gold standard of funding Climeworks to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint, and I spend billions of dollars on climate innovation. So, you know, should I stay at home and not come to Kenya and learn about farming and malaria?” responded an irritated Gates. He then added he is not contributing to the problem and is in fact, “part of the solution.”
Gates did not explain exactly how spending money on so-called ‘climate innovation’ would reduce the carbon footprint of his jets, which vastly exceeds the emissions of a car or truck driven by an average citizen.