Gates was the more recent participant, having joined the the fifth episode that streamed a few days ago. You can check the stream in its entirety below...
The entire sessions is a little over an hour long. If you are only interested in the part where Bill Gates joins the stream, skip ahead to the 20min40sec mark. During his time on the broadcast, Gates fields a variety of questions, including whether he thinks schools will open back up in the fall, and how medicines and vaccines are different today because of computer models versus a long time ago.
“We’ll get through this first peak in the US and many other countries and we’ll want to open up somewhat. By the fall we should have better treatments so it’s not as risky as it is now," Gate said.
To the latter point, Gates said if COVID-19 had happened even just a decade ago "there's a lot of things that would be worse," such as the ability to perform medical work and being able to stay in touch—he points out there was not the bandwidth or capability to do Zoom calls with thousands of students during earlier times.
It's an interesting chat and definitely worth checking out.
Cuban answered questions as well, and offered up some advice. When asked if he had any words of encouragement for the 90 percent of students who now find themselves studying at home alone, Cuban offered some perspective that is reminiscent of the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.
"This is the chance you have if there's something you really like to do, try to be great at it. You know, I started going back on the piano, which I haven't been in years, just picking up some of my favorite songs and annoying my kids and wife. But read, picking up books that I wanted to get to. Whatever it may be, however you learn, what a great time to learn," Cuban said.
That is sort of the premise of Groundhog Day, where Murray finds himself stuck in a daily time loop. He eventually uses his daily do-overs to learn piano and better himself. Cuban's advice basically boils down to taking lemons and making lemonade, if you will.
He also talked about his history of coding and how it lead to him being a successful entrepreneur, among other topics.