Bill Gates puts robots, cow-free burgers on list of breakthrough tech for 2019

CNET | 2/27/2019 | Marrian Zhou
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Bill Gates curated the MIT Technology Review's 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list.

Cancer vaccines and smooth-talking AI assistants are all on Bill Gates' list of technologies to watch for.

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The MIT Technology Review on Wednesday released its 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list, which was curated by Gates. It was the publication's first time having a guest editor choose what would land on list.

"Bill's list reflects his belief that we're approaching a tipping point in humanity's technological development -- from technologies that mostly make life longer to those that mostly make it better," said Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of the Review, in a release. "His choices highlight some of what he considers the most important challenges and opportunities of our time."

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Here are the 10 technologies, ranging from climate change to health care to artificial intelligence:

Robot dexterity: robot hands that can manipulate unfamiliar objects on their own.

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New-wave nuclear power: both fission and fusion reactor designs that can bring down carbon emissions.

Predicting preemies: a blood test that can warn of a preterm birth.

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