Kai-Fu Lee, a technology leader in China, talks about the development of artificial intelligence and ways the U.S. and China are racing to develop it. Mr. Lee is a high-tech venture capitalist in China, and author of the new book, [AI Superpowers].
Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.
What We Discuss with Kai-Fu Lee:
Why the advent of AI is as important as the Industrial Revolution.
The AI Superpowers that are competing to shape the nature of our future.
How soon we can expect artificial intelligence (AI) to drastically disrupt the jobs we take for granted today.
What can humans do to prepare for a future where their livelihoods might be taken over completely by AI?
Should we fear what we're losing in such a future, or embrace the opportunities we're gaining?
And much more...
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Kai-Fu Lee is a venture capitalist, technology executive, writer, and an artificial intelligence expert. He’s invested in 15 unicorn startups, with 5 startups focused in AI. He’s also one of the most respected educators of entrepreneurs in the world. Impact Theory is proudly sponsored by: Skillshare. Start learning on Skillshare today at skillshare.com/impact Four Sigmatic: Visit foursigmatic.com/impacttheory for 15% off your order Audible; Try Audible Free here: audible.com/impact ButcherBox. Use the discount code: “IMPACT” at butcherbox.com to get 20$ off and FREE BACON SHOWNOTES Kai-Fu Lee talks about the pressure to excel in Chinese culture [2:30] Why Kai-Fu Lee won’t enforce the typical Chinese notion of hard work with his own kids [3:29] How coming to America was more important than anything else for helping Kai-Fu Lee find his passion [4:38] What facing cancer taught Kai-Fu Lee and why hard work is not the meaning of life [7:21] The 9-9-6 “balance” that Chinese companies used to attract top employees [8:05] What Kai-Fu Lee says he was a good “optimizer” but never put his family first [9:38] Kai-Fu Lee talks about what accomplishment feels like and how his employees called him Iron Man [11:13] Why Kai-Fu Lee started to regret working so hard [12:25] The big wake up call Kai-Fu Lee received from a Taiwanese monk and how it forced him to change his purpose in life [13:51] Why Kai-Fu Lee now puts family first instead of work [16:48] How to overcome the inevitable disruption that AI will bring to the world [19:31] The 2 buckets of jobs that AI won’t be able to do and how they will become more valuable for humans [21:00] How to combine your passion with AI [23:14] Why you need to do something you love if you want to become amazing [25:49] How Kai-Fu Lee approaches learning [26:40] Why we need to believe we have a soul [27:45] How we’ve been brainwashed to think the meaning of our life is our work (and what we need to do instead) [31:50] BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: AI Superpowers https://amzn.to/2P6L5S7 [2:04] Neon Future https://comics.impacttheory.com/ [19:52] Top 5 Regrets of the Dying https://amzn.to/2P7SeSi [13:21] PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Malcolm Gladwell [26:39] Bronnie Ware [13:21] Master Hsing Yun [13:55]
In this episode Byron and Dr. Kai-Fu Lee talk about the potential of AI to disrupt job markets, the comparison of AI research and implementation in the U.S. and China, as well as other facets of Dr. Lee's book "AI Superpowers".
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has grown exponentially, but we are now locked into a polarizing debate with dystopian fear on one end and utopian hopes on the other. Dr, Kai-Fu Lee, author of the new bestselling AI Superpowers, joins my podcast to discuss whether we’re truly prepared for the potential promise and peril AI brings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy