Munich, DLD 2019, Germany. World’s leading Artificial Intelligence expert & visionary (+ Chinese venture capitalist, tech executive, writer), Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon. Dr. Lee’s ground-breaking book “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley & The New World Order”, described how China is rapidly moving forward to become the global AI leader, & may well surpass the USA because of China’s demographics & it’s huge datasets. He emphasised though, that AI with all its capabilities will never be capable of creativity or empathy.
Dr. Lee developed the world’s first-ever speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system & served as President of Google China (2005-2009) – one of a number of very senior positions in a glittering career. He has over 50,000,000 followers on Sina Weibo & his VC Fund, Sinovation Ventures, has some $2bn under management & invested in 300+ start-up portfolios/companies in China.