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Bill Gates hopes AI improves medical education

Bill Gates hopes that AI will help advance medical education.

The Microsoft CEO and philanthropist admitted that there hasn't been anything as "promising and powerful" since the likes of nuclear weaponry, but he believes the technology can be used in a good way, by assisting with understanding medicine and education.

Speaking at a conference at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, he said: "The world hasn't had that many technologies that are both promising and dangerous.

"I won't say there are that many."

Despite previously admitting to having concerns about AI, he admitted: "It's a chance to supercharge the social sciences, with the biggest being education itself."

In terms of education, he suggested: "We have not even begun to do that work of understanding motivation and engagement and teaching styles that would really improve the output of the system -- better learning, less dropouts

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