Bill Gates Delivers Cambridge Union Speech Calling For World Leaders To Fund Scientific Innovation

TIME: Bill Gates Makes Hopeful Predictions for Global Health
“Bill Gates told an audience at the University of Cambridge on Monday that global malnutrition will be solved and malaria will be virtually eliminated by 2040 if world leaders choose to fund scientific innovation. Speaking at the Cambridge Union in England, the Microsoft co-founder said: ‘I’m lucky that my work gives me a view of all the amazing discoveries in the works right now. That’s why I’m able to predict the future.’ Gates was named the 2019 recipient of the Professor Hawking Fellowship, founded by the Cambridge Union Society in 2017 in honor of Stephen Hawking’s contribution to the university…” (Bunyan, 10/7).

Additional coverage of Gates’s speech is available from IBT and Quartz.