Speakers: David Li, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee
What it is: This module looks at how China is making massive investments in AI, Networks, Smart Cities and hardware-open innovation. Join Peter in a curated and intense conversation with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, who runs China's largest ($2 billion) AI Venture Fund, and David Li, Founder of the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab. You'll engage by driving the conversations through an intensive question period which follows.
Why it's important: China is the largest marketplace on the planet, with the largest amount of data. In 2017, China's government laid out a development plan to lead the world in Artificial Intelligence by 2030, aiming to become the global center of innovation and build a domestic industry exceeding $150 billion in the process. Already accounting for 48 percent of the world's total AI startup funding (in 2017), China has seen the rise of countless AI-focused VC funds and a skyrocketing startup ecosystem spanning everything from intelligent hardware to autonomous vehicles. What's driving China's entrepreneurial AI ecosystem, and how can the international community tap into it?