Kai-Fu Lee

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What China Can Teach the U.S. About Artificial Intelligence

Every technology goes through an age of discovery and an age of implementation. During the age of discovery, the critical work takes place in research laboratories, where scientists make the breakthroughs that move the field forward. During the age of implementation, the technology reaches a point of practical utility and begins spilling out of the lab and into the world.

Over the past decade, I’ve watched firsthand as the field of artificial intelligence has transitioned from one phase to the other. The 1980s and 1990s were a period of discovery in A.I., one that I participated in through my research on speech recognition at Carnegie Mellon University and Apple.…  Seguir leyendo »

China ya es un líder global en tecnologías digitales orientadas al consumidor. Es el mercado de comercio electrónico más grande del mundo (con más del 40% de las transacciones globales) y está entre los tres primeros países en inversión de capitales de riesgo en vehículos autónomos, impresión 3D, robótica, drones e inteligencia artificial (IA). Uno de cada tres unicornios (start-ups que valen más de mil millones de dólares) del mundo es chino, y los proveedores de servicios de nube del país ostentan el récord mundial en eficiencia computacional. Pese a que China tiene déficit comercial en el sector servicios como un todo, en lo que corresponde a servicios digitales viene teniendo hasta 15 000 millones de dólares anuales de superávit.…  Seguir leyendo »

What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence?

Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs. Or they wonder whether instead of our controlling artificial intelligence, it will control us, turning us, in effect, into cyborgs.

These are interesting issues to contemplate, but they are not pressing. They concern situations that may not arise for hundreds of years, if ever. At the moment, there is no known path from our best A.I.…  Seguir leyendo »