10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019: How we’ll invent the future, by Bill Gates

Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
February 27 2019
Bill Gates (creator)
Stephen Quake (contributor)
Stanford University (contributor)
Massachusetts General Hospital (contributor)
Guillermo Tearney (contributor)
Maastricht University, Netherlands (contributor)
David Keith (contributor)
OpenAI (contributor)
Google Inc. (contributor)
Withings (contributor)
Apple Inc. (contributor)
AliveCor (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Bill Gates is a guest curator for MIT Technology Review's '10 Breakthrough Technologies'. He reflects, "I wanted to choose things that not only will create headlines in 2019 but captured this moment in technological history—which got me thinking about how innovation has evolved over time".

Some of his choices include ingestible pills for capturing images of the gut and diagnosing an inflammatory illness (Massachusetts General Hospital's Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy), more advanced robot dexterity using reinforcement learning (OpenAI's Dactyl), custom cancer vaccines, ECG/EKG-enabled smartwatches (AliveCor's KardiaBand, Withings' Move), and more advanced AI personal assistants (like Google Duplex). 
HCI Platform
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Digestive Tract, Wrist