[MUSIC PLAYING] AI is accelerating growth in virtually every field. It’s an ultimate disrupter. Computer science is making inroads to every academic discipline and every aspect of our lives. The economy and society is really demanding people who understand this new domain of computing and artificial intelligence. Our students recognize that computing is shaping the future, and they’re pushing for an education that sets the foundation for it. MIT is making a bold announcement today. MIT is announcing the creation of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. That’s a radical, bold move by MIT to adjust and prepare the students of today for the world of the future. There is tremendous interest in understanding the ethical and societal implications of new technologies, and particularly the technologies related to computing and data. I think that what excites me is that it’s not just for advancing computer science, but every aspect of computing and its interrelation with every academic discipline. Scholars and faculty from other departments will also be interacting with, and shaping, the tools that are being created at the College. So this is not a one-way street — it’s a two-way street, a collaborative effort in a new intellectual frontier. Departments across the Institute have come to realize that computer science matters to them, and other departments want to form joint programs with us. So this is a sign of what’s to come, and shows you the reason why we need to become a College. At MIT we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare our students to be leaders, and to be leaders in addressing and solving the most important challenges the world is facing. We have done that for generations, and we will continue to do that. And now, more than ever, we need to prepare our students to understand the ethics and societal implications of these new technologies and these new advancements, and that’s a job that universities must do. My intent with this gift is to make the world a better place, and to make the United States as strong a country as it can be, and bring prosperity and a good life to as many people as we can. And we’re in a unique time in history where we actually can do those things, where the capability is there, and it gives me real joy to be able to be part of that process.