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Abstract:
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually
bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a
future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.

Bill Gates named 2015 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

Minden, NV | Posted on January 3rd, 2016

The 2015 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Bill Gates
in recognition of his fight against infectious diseases, his warnings
about artificial intelligence, and his funding of improvements in
education since a smarter civilization is one that is more likely to
survive and flourish.


INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Bill Gates has donated billions of dollars to help fight malaria,
pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, and an array of parasitic infections.
This includes working on the development of vaccines to prevent
infectious diseases including HIV, polio, and malaria. He also recently
committed $50 million dollars to contain the Ebola outbreak. Bill has
repeatedly announced his goal to completely eliminate malaria. Learn
more at
https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Eradicating-Malaria-in-a-Generation.

He also launched a network of sites across Sub-Saharan Africa and South
Asia -- known as the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance
Network, or CHAMPS -- which will track the ebb and flow of disease,
making sure that vaccines and aid can be delivered where they're most
needed. This network is planned to expand over time.


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

"I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," Bill
wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super
intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades
after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I
agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why
some people are not concerned."


EDUCATION

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to ensuring that all
students in the United States have the opportunity to receive a
high-quality education. They have two programs that work in concert
toward this goal. Their College-Ready Education program aims to ensure
that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in
college, and their Postsecondary Success program aims to dramatically
increase the number of young people who obtain a postsecondary degree or
certificate with labor-market value. Areas of intersection include
practical approaches and policy strategies to better align K-12
standards with expectations in college-level courses.

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About Lifeboat Foundation
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization
dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity
survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful
technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and
robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.

Learn about the world's first bitcoin endowment fund at
https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lifeboat Foundation News office
1638 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden, NV 89423, USA
+1 775-853-5212

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