I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and author of “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Ask Me Anything.

Good Afternoon Mr. Gates!

Thank you for doing this AMA! My question is the following:

If this past decade has shown us anything about technology as a whole, it’s that it has the power to influence the thoughts of enormous groups of people. Unfortunately, the examples of this have been for the worst, not the better.

Is there currently any research on using artificial intelligence and data collection to push forward positive agendas, such as promoting green technologies, increasing demand for meatless products, etc?

Has the foundation personally explored advanced marketing technologies to increase awareness and engagement in climate issues?

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