AI Superpowers

by Kai-Fu Lee

Book Reviews

  • @kmele Yeah, but they intentionally swallowed their pride & started out making plastic stuff. Then they ascended the value chain. Now they are world leaders in areas like drones (DJI) & have leverage over physical manufacturing. They aren’t to be underestimated. to Tweet
  • @SchalkDormehl @pieteradejong @RichardHanania China was openly copying for a while. They still do, but now are arguably ahead in many areas; see eg AI Superpowers or Kill Chain. The US is now copying China, without admitting it, and on the worst features. Cargo cult lockdown, internet censorship. to Tweet
  • @FredCheHampton Read AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee. Written just before the pandemic broke out in 2019, it's an important time capsule that shows (in an IMO convincing way) that China was pulling ahead in certain areas of applied AI even then. to Tweet
  • @ctitusbrown A tech way of rephrasing your point is that US companies tend to be "light touch", while Chinese companies are "heavy touch". Focus on core competencies vs vertical integration, basically. Can mean disalignment on large projects. KF Lee talks about this: to Tweet
  • Kai-Fu Lee's book AI Superpowers holds up very well today in key ways. I initially thought it'd be a pop overview of AI. But it's actually a history of the Chinese tech ecosystem. Many of his takes on speed of execution & innovation have now proven out. to Tweet
  • Kai-Fu Lee's AI Superpowers is on sale (I think?) for the Kindle for $2.99. Have been meaning to read so this deal is a good excuse to grab it. to Tweet
  • I read an advanced draft of @kaifulee’s book AI Superpowers, and I guarantee you won’t want to miss this. He does a beautiful job of handicapping the #AI race between the US and China, and the implications for all of us. And when the book comes out this fall, READ IT! to Tweet

About Book

Introduction -- China's Sputnik moment -- Copycats in the Coliseum -- China's alternate Internet universe -- A tale of two countries -- The four waves of AI -- Utopia, dystopia, and the real AI crisis -- The wisdom of cancer -- A blueprint for human co-existence with AI -- Our global AI story