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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 25, 2018 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

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.
 

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Anyone even slightly interested in what the new world order is going to be should read this book. This is no speculation but insight on what is real today and what is being developed so quickly that we will all live to see the next phase as well. Read full review

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I think that this is an okay book in terms of giving the reader an overview of Artificial Intelligence(AI). It shows its growth and the potential disruption that may occur in the future. The main ... Read full review

Contents

1 Chinas Sputnik Moment
1
2 Copycats in the Coliseum
22
3 Chinas 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
Back Matter
233
Back Flap
257
Back Cover
258
Spine
259
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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.

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