3 Lessons in China AI/ML from Artefact (Data Consultants and Digital Marketers)

I had a good discussion interview with Arthur du Passage and Edouard de Mezerac of Artefact, a data consulting and digital marketing company. And I thought they had a really good vantage point for how AI / ML is being used on the ground in China. I’ve summarized my 3 take-aways from our discussion.   […]

10 Lessons in China AI – From Kai-Fu Lee’s Book AI Superpowers (Pt 1 of 2)

Kai-Fu Lee has released a new book titled AI Superpowers. It broadly compares artificial intelligence in China and the USA and it’s getting a lot of press. I was fortunate to hear him present part of his book at an Amcham event in Beijing. The book doesn’t go into AI or business questions too deeply. […]

10 Big Lessons in Chinese AI – From Kai-Fu Lee’s Book AI Superpowers (Pt 2 of 2)

This is Part 2 of the 10 things I learned for Kai-Fu Lee’s new book AI Superpowers. My first five are in Part 1. Here are the rest.   Lesson 6: AI is a competition between batteries and grids. Dr. Lee had some particularly interesting comments on how AI companies are competing. He says the […]

Artificial Intelligence in China Increasingly Depends on HiSilicon (pt 2 of “Red AI” book review)

This is Part 2 of my 9 take-aways from Nina Xiang’s book Red AI. Part 1 is located here.   #4: China is great in electric vehicles but the US is leading in autonomous vehicles. China has lots of great companies doing electric vehicles. And they are the largest market for them (and growing). But […]

Skip “AI Superpowers”. “Red AI” is the Book to Read About Artificial Intelligence in China (pt 1 of 2)

I was pretty disappointed by Kai Fu Li’s book AI Superpowers. He is a big expert on artificial intelligence in China but the book was mostly high-level US-China commentary and his personal life. It was surprisingly light on artificial intelligence. In contrast, I was pleasantly surprised by Nina Xiang’s book Red AI. While not a […]

读李开复新书《AI·未来》后在中国人工智能领域的10大收获(第1部分,共两部分)

李开复博士出版了一本新书,名为《AI·未来》。此书对中国和美国的人工智能作了广泛的对比,受到了媒体的热捧。我很有幸在北京中国美国商会现场聆听了他本人的新书分享会。

Artificial Intelligence Has 3 Big Technology Drivers – Chris Thomas, McKinsey & Co (Video)

This is the fourth in a series of video clips from a lecture by Christopher Thomas, the “go to” artificial intelligence guru at McKinsey & Co for China / Asia. This is from a class taught by myself and Jonathan Woetzel (also McKinsey & Co) at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. Video below and link […]