Kai-Fu Lee, Computer Scientist


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Kai-Fu Lee is a Taiwanese American computer scientist, businessman, and AI expert. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1961 and later moved to the United States to pursue his education. Lee has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University, a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon.

Lee has had a distinguished career in the technology industry, holding senior positions at companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google. He was also the founding president of Google China and oversaw the company’s growth in the Chinese market. In 2009, he founded his own venture capital firm, Sinovation Ventures, which invests in technology startups in China and the United States.

Lee is a prominent advocate for the development of artificial intelligence and its potential to transform society. He has written several books on the subject, including “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order,” which explores the competition between China and the United States in AI. Lee is also a frequent speaker at conferences and events focused on technology and innovation.


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