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The Future of AI with Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Sinovation Ventures and NYT Bestselling Author

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After the success of his first book AI Superpowers, a New York Times best-seller examining the role of the US and China in the future of artificial intelligence, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is back with a new book! Co-authored with award-winning science-fiction writer Chen Quifan, his latest book is called AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future. AI2041 presents a roadmap to educate and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by AI over the coming decades.


Kai-Fu has spent more than three decades at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research, development, and investment in both the US and China.

He is the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies.


In this episode, we discover how Kai-Fu became a leading voice in AI around the world, discover his new book AI 2041, and learn about how he invests in AI and DeepTech companies.


Topics

00:22 — Introduction with Roxanne Varza

01:44 — How Kai-Fu Lee got into AI

02:54 — Milestones in Kai-Fu's career: from his studies at Columbia University; to his work at Microsoft, SGI, Apple, and Google; to launching Sinovation Ventures.

06:47 — His new book AI 2041: why this title, why 2041?

07:27 — The format of AI 2041

08:31 — How AI 2041 paints the future of AI-based technologies

09:40 — The possible dangers of AI

12:53 — Kai-Fu's favorite part of AI 2041 (includes quantum computers, bitcoin, and robot romance!)

15:00 — Possible solutions against AI's dangers

17:55 — The link between Kai-Fu's two books: AI Superpowers and AI 2041

19:10 — How Kai-Fu invests in AI and DeepTech at Sinovation Ventures

24:23 — Most exciting companies in Kai-Fu's portfolio

25:45 — The trends that Kai-Fu's most excited about on the global landscape

28:27 — Kai-Fu's vision for the future of AI


This episode is supported by TikTok, hosted by Roxanne Varza, and produced by Cindy Yang. Art is by Gaëtan Lefebvre.


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