AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

by Kai-Fu Lee


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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.  

In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not.  But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328546395
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 79,918
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

KAI-FU LEE is a venture capitalist, former CEO of Google China, and ranked by Forbes as #1 among the leaders of China’s AI revolution, a graduate of Columbia University and received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon. He is chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 China's Sputnik Moment 1

2 Copycats in the Coliseum 22

3 China's Alternate Internet Universe 51

4 A Tale of Two Countries 81

5 The Four Waves of AI 104

6 Utopia, Dystopia, and the Real AI Crisis 140

7 The Wisdom of Cancer 175

8 A Blueprint for Human Coexistence with AI 197

9 Our Global AI Story 226

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 234

Index 242

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