AI Superpowers with Kai-Fu Lee
Join us for a special evening of great networking, meaningful conversation and excellent food as we celebrate the launch of Dr. Kai-Fu Lee's new book AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.
Here are two well-known facts:
- Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the world as we know it.
- The United States has long been, and remains, the global leader in AI.
Building upon his longstanding US-Sino technology career (working at Apple, Microsoft and Google) and his much-heralded New York Times Op-Ed from June 2017, Dr. Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a stunning impact on not just traditional blue-collar industries but will also have a devastating effect on white-collar professions. Is the concept of universal basic income the solution? In Dr. Lee’s opinion, probably not.
In AI Superpowers, he outlines how millions of suddenly displaced workers must find new ways to make their lives meaningful, and how government policies will have to deal with the unprecedented inequality between the "haves" and the "have-nots." Even worse, Lee says the transformation to AI is already happening all around us, whether we are aware of it or not.
Dr. Lee—a native of China but educated in America —argues powerfully that these unprecedented developments will happen much sooner than we think. He cautions us about the truly dramatic upheaval that AI will unleash and how we need to start thinking now on how to address these profound changes that are coming to our world.
5:30pm - Welcome Remarks
5:35pm - Fireside Chat with Kai-Fu Lee, moderated by Rebecca Fannin, Founder/Editor/Author at Silicon Dragon
6:30pm - AI Panel
- Nick Adams, Managing Director, AME Cloud Ventures
- Kunle Olukotun, Chief Technologist and Co-founder, SambaNova Systems
- Sue Xu, Managing Partner, Amino Capital
- Nan Zhou, Director, Baidu Capital, Baidu Inc.
- Moderator: Selina Wang, Reporter, Bloomberg News
8:00pm - Closing
We look forward to seeing you there!
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