Fortunately for millennials and their parents Mr Lee published the best seller “AI Superpowers : China, Silicon Valley and the new world order” before Mr Trump’s oriental witch hunt. The cat is out of the bag- AI is –or needs to be- the next universal human language. Coming as it does in multiple forms mapped out in KFL’s book such as place AI, internet AI, corporate business AI, conscious market purpose or educational AI, sensory AI ..
We who dream of making youth and education great again -for every girl and boy to be free to build livelihoods and families - are fortunate that Kai-Fu survived cancer. As the west was subpriming finance, this transferred him via a Hong Kong hospital from the head of Google AI in silicon valley to hubs outside Tsinghua university most hungry both for AI and supercity shared economic clouds. Smart mobile students are empowered to conceive of to rebirth a city round sharing infrastructures from bikes to apartments to co-work spaces located alongside university campuses. The more so in a nation determined to value 21st C women as holding up half the sky
Chinese Capitalism and healthy society has been on a miraculous journey since 1976- just imagine if one fifth of the world people were still locked out of world trade-likely whole of Asia would now be failing. In 1975 there were no non-state companies. Then billionaire diaspora inward investors were freed to start companies as were village families using rice science to end famine. Up to the 2000s, China remained at least 2G’s behind silicon valley then it caught up. In 2017 China celebrated 5 million youth startups. This was accelerated by every university city planning an avenue of AI entrepreneurs something first tested around Beijing’s and the world’s most curious universities Tsinghua , Peking, Renmin and Beijing normal. Kai-Fu was there to advise this most extraordinary transformation of a somewhat sleepy but most prestigious university suburb into wave upon wave of entrepreneurial youth dreams for serving china. The great thing about Place AI is you don’t need to politically theorise about it, just go visit it. Millennial friendships are a win-win currency
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