The Belfer Center will host a seminar with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, founding President of Google China and Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, on his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. The discussion will be moderated by Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University and will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Belfer Center Library. Refreshments will be provided.
The two leaders in Artificial Intelligence, China and the United States, have opposing attitudes toward the development, implementation, and marketing of this technology. The U.S maintains a competitive edge, but China has outlined a compelling strategy to achieve global AI leadership by 2030. In pursuit of AI dominance, both countries will have to answer tough questions about its implications for global income inequality, job displacement, data surveillance, loss of privacy, and other challenges. Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has lived and worked in both China and the U.S. and will offer perspectives on the competition for AI as well as the outlook for the Chinese economy and broader US-China economic relations.