Common AI Myths

AI Will Change Everything, But Not in the Way You Think

AI will certainly impact us in big ways and small. But many of our perceptions are shaped by fiction, not facts. As a result, many of us have flawed notions and fears of AI. In his book AI Superpowers Dr. Kai-Fu Lee the ‘godfather’ of the AI Industry in China, dispels the common myths of AI while enlightening you about the true impact AI will have on our lives good and bad.

Will Supercomputer Rule the World?

At the current pace of AI innovation the likelihood of computers that can thing creative, have ambition, and solve general problems is centuries away, if not impossible. So no, we won't be serving a computer overlord in our or our kids lifetimes.

AI Understands Humans

While popular AIs like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri create the illusion of understanding, computers cannot understand humans the way we understand each other. Today's AI has minimal ability to understand and to learn.

The AI War Between the US and China is Like the Cold War

Comparing the AI innovation race between China and the US is misguided and potentially dangerous. Instead governments, policy makers, industry must collaborate and share information to prepare for the disruption that AI will cause in all areas of our lives.

The US is Far Ahead of China in the AI Race

While the US leads in certain types of AI technology, China is make big inroads in other AI technologies and brings several advantages to the AI Game. The US and China will soon be in parity, and China could move ahead.

The True Risks of AI

While science fiction has given us misguided ideas about AI and it's potential dangers, there are risks that AI will bring to bear over the next 10-15 years. Get informed about the true risks of AI and what you should do about it

Satya Nadella

CEO, Microsoft

"Kai-Fu Lee's smart analysis on human-AI coexistence is clear-eyed and a must-read. We must look deep within ourselves for the values and wisdom to guide AI's development."

Marc Benioff

Chairman & CEO Salesforce

"In his brilliant book, Kai-Fu Lee applies his superpowers to predicting the disruptive shifts that will define the AI-powered future and proposes a revolutionary social contract that forges a new synergy between AI and the human heart."

Arianna Huffington

Founder, HuffPost, and founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"Kai-Fu Lee's experience as an AI pioneer, top investor, and cancer survivor has led to this brilliant book about global technology. AI Superpowers gives us a guide to a future that celebrates all the benefits that AI will bring, while cultivating what is unique about our humanity."