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The Race for AI: Book Talk with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

November 15, 2018 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a critical role in shaping the future of human society by changing industries, disrupting labor markets and potentially the balance of global political and economic power. The United States and China are set to dominate the development of AI, but the two countries approach it in different ways. Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, has worked in the field of AI in both countries and is a leading expert on how each country is pursuing AI innovation. In his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, Dr. Lee argues that the disruptive changes that AI will bring are coming sooner than many think, and technological competition between the U.S. and China is set to determine the course of AI development. Join the Freeman Chair in China Studies on November 15 as Dr. Lee presents the findings of this New York Times bestseller. Following his presentation, Dr. Lee will discuss AI competition between the U.S. and China with the Freeman Chair’s Scott Kennedy, and then answer questions from the audience.

This event is part of CSIS’s China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS). The purpose of this initiative, which is being carried out in partnership with CSIS’s Technology Policy Program, is to better understand Chinese innovation policies, the actual performance record of Chinese innovation efforts, and the implications for the sectors globally and China’s trading partners.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our partners: Microsoft Corporation, the General Electric Foundation, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Semiconductor Industry Association, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures