Bill Gates has an important Twitter message for new college grads

Bill Gates has an important Twitter message for new college grads

On Monday, Gates delivered what seemed like an entire graduation speech in the span of 14 tweets.

Personal advice from one of the biggest business icons in all of tech history is hard to come by, but Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is making it easy for newly minted college graduates via Twitter.

He tweeted in response: "AI, energy and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact".

"@SAPinker shows how the world is getting better", Gates said. One of those is the fact that intelligence takes many forms.

"I also have one big regret: When I left school, I knew little about the world's worst inequities", said Gates.

"New college grads often ask me for career advice", he began.

Instead of fearing the imminent robot invasion, the Microsoft boss wants students to take advantage of it and learn how to use AI's for their benefit.

Finally, Gates takes a rare philosophical turn and delves into the nature of living in 2017. "You can start righting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner". "This is the most peaceful time in human history".

In a longer Mic article, Gates said: "I encourage you to surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you and push you to be your best self".

Now, Gates regularly dispenses the wisdom he's learned over the years in an effort to get people to dream bigger, think more positively and be a force for good.

"If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this - the most inspiring book I've ever read", Gates tweeted.

- Bill Gates (@BillGates).@melindagates@WarrenBuffett@sapinker 12/ It doesn't mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be solved. Melinda does that for me, and I am a better person for it.

It's like most things; once it's over, you realise it wasn't as scary as you thought it was going to be.