Artificial intelligence pioneer and venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee asserts, “Economic incentives, public policies, and cultural dispositions have meant that many of the most compassion-filled professions existing today often lack job security or basic dignity.” However, these are precisely the jobs that will remain available to people as machines assume more and more occupations. In his hopeful view, Lee sees this shift as an opportunity for social, cultural, and economic reassessment, placing renewed value on caregiving and other professions fueled by our common humanity. 

About the Speaker

Kai-Fu Lee, PhD is Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and president of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute, a leading venture capital firm focused on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. Previously, he was President of Google China and has held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple, where he led AI projects in speech and natural language which have been featured on Good Morning America and the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Kai-Fu’s newest book, AI Superpowers, debuted internationally Fall 2018.