Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Carnegie Mellon Receives $20 Million from Bill Gates

Carnegie Mellon University announced today that they have received a $20 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build the new "Gates Center for Computer Science".

When Bill Gates made his first visit to Carnegie Mellon's campus last February, he said he believed "the most interesting problem of all in computer science -- the one that's always been the most appealing and the toughest -- is artificial intelligence. Carnegie Mellon...was a pioneer at looking at those problems and thinking about what progress could be made."

Stanford University already has a "Gates Building" for Computer Science. I wonder how many buildings a person could want bearing his name...?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember you asking this question once before, a very long time ago.

Being Bill Gates, he'd want many buildings in his name. (: Guess money can buy many things. I think I was too much in awe of you to say this back then. Best of luck with your life.