Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China —reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.

In AI SUPERPOWERS, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will occur much sooner than many of us expected.

As the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well.

Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.

Will AI Take Over Your Jobs?

Yes, depending on your job. The one certain outcome is that AI will change the job market dramatically.

It will eliminate thousands of professions, and will impact hundreds of millions of people who work in those job, iBut 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 there opportunities? Nursing? The arts? Where are there risks? What will the new jobs be? AI Superpowers will give you insight into the

The Global Impact of AI - China Vs. the U.S.

AI is About to Change Everything, Possibly Even the Balance of Worldwide Economic and Political Power

The two giants of AI, China and the U.S., have two completely different attitudes towards AI in terms of 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.

Why Is AI Superpowers So Important and Timely?

Technology is transforming our society at breakneck speed.

AI isn't just a story of robots and algorithms. It isn't a story of profits and losses. It tells a bigger story, a story about human beings. It’s a story about how what makes us human, and why that matters to our future and our relationship with AI.

It explores whether there’s space for our humanity in a world run by intelligent machines, and offers inspiration and hope to those that are troubled by the changes that new technology will bring.