Bill Gates on what fields he'd use to launch his career today

Bill Gates on Monday detailed his career advice for college students and recent graduates in a 14-post Twitter thread.

The 61-year-old entrepreneur — who dropped out of Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University to co-found Microsoft in the 1970s — called artificial intelligence, biosciences and energy "promising fields" he would have focused his passion on had he been starting his career today.

Mr. Gates went on to offer a few suggestions to young adults, such as surrounding themselves with those who challenge them and reading Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, which he said informs the "core" of his worldview.

He also highlighted his lack of social consciousness as an undergrad, which he called one of his biggest regrets.

"When I left school, I knew little about the world's worst inequities," Mr. Gates wrote. "You know more than I did when I was your age. You can start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner."

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