Can We Predict the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

"If robots do everything, then what are we going to do?"

That's what a kindergartener asked Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, the renowned AI specialist and cofounder of Sinovision, a Chinese early-stage ventures firm. In his new book, AI Superpowers, he answers that question in depth.

When it comes to understanding our AI future, we’re all like inquisitive children. We’re full of questions without answers, trying to peer into the future. Everyone wants to know what AI automation will mean for our jobs and for our sense of purpose. AI Superpowers helps you figure that out. It's for anyone who wants to know how current and future technological progress will affect our work, home and life – and why.

We need to ask questions and report findings. AI Superpowers asks and answers.

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What Is the Biggest Risk from AI?

Some say it’s worldwide economic collapse. Some say AI means a life without meaning as millions lose their jobs. Some say AI will create a new world where algorithms replace emotions. To be sure, AI will surely shake up economies everywhere. There might be massive social unrest. There might be widespread hardship. There might also be a general improvement in life. But how? AI Superpowers explores the risks, and shows us how to move beyond them.

Greatest Risk of AI

What AI Take Over Your Jobs?

Yes. And no. AI will change the job market in a big way. It will eliminate thousands of jobs. But it will also create new ones. But which jobs? What markets? Is your job at risk? Certain white-collar professions such as finance will see massive job loss. But others, such as robotics, will grow. Where are their opportunities? Nursing? The arts? Where are there risks? What will the new jobs be? AI Superpowers shows you.

AI and Your Job

Can We Really Understand China and the AI Future between China and the U.S.?

The two giants of AI, China and the U.S., have two completely different attitudes toward the market and to research and development. Which one is better? China’s do-anything, copy-anything approach? Silicon Valley’s drive to monetize? What will lead to more powerful innovation? China’s national support for technology? Or the U.S.’s drive to disrupt? Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has lived and worked in both countries and knows the markets better than anyone. He steers you through the two very different worlds that both have one giant goal: world-changing AI breakthroughs.

China Vs. US

What Others Are Saying

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."

Daniela Rus

Professor and Director of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

“Kai-Fu Lee has been part of the AI revolution for decades. Now, in this fascinating and galvanizing book, he puts into perspective China’s role in the emergence of AI superpowers onto the global scene. He also gives us an optimistic view of a future where, working together with AI systems, people can augment and amplify many aspects of work and life.”

Peter Diamandis

Executive Founder, Singularity University; author of NY Times bestselling books, Abundance and BOLD

“Kai-Fu Lee is at the forefront of the coming AI revolution, helping us transcend the limitations of thought, reach, and vision. This seminal book on AI is a must read for anyone serious about understanding the future of our species.”