A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller!
Kai-Fu Lee named a Wired Icon, as part of Wired magazine's 25th Anniversary Feature
Publishers Weekly Fall 2018 Top 10 in Business & Economics
Featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,Wired, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, Forbes, and more.
“After thirty years of pioneering work in artificial intelligence at Google China, Microsoft, Apple and other companies, Lee says he’s figured out the blueprint for humans to thrive in the coming decade of massive technological disruption: ‘Let us choose to let machines be machines, and let humans be humans.’” —Forbes
“Kai-Fu Lee believes China will be the next tech-innovation superpower and in his new (and first) book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, he explains why. Taiwan-born Lee is perfectly positioned for the task.” —New York Magazine
“Both a provocative and readable distillation of the conventional wisdom on AI supremacy, as well as a challenge to it.” —Financial Times
“AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, by Kai-Fu Lee, about the ways that artificial intelligence is reshaping the world and the economic upheaval new technology will generate. We need to start thinking now about how to address these gigantic changes.” —Senator Mark Warner, when asked about the best book he's read all year, Politico
“Kai-Fu Lee’s smart analysis on human-AI coexistence is clear-eyed and a must-read. We must look deep within ourselves for the values and wisdom to guide AI’s development.” —Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
“In his brilliant book, Kai-Fu Lee applies his superpowers to predicting the disruptive shifts that will define the AI-powered future and proposes a revolutionary social contract that forges a new synergy between AI and the human heart.” —Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce
“AI is surpassing human intelligence in more and more domains, transforming the planet. Kai-Fu Lee has been at the epicenter of the AI revolution for thirty years and has now written the definitive guide.” —Erik Brynjolfsson, professor, MIT, best-selling coauthor of The Second Machine Age and Machine, Platform, Crowd
“Kai-Fu Lee is at the forefront of the coming AI revolution, helping us transcend the limitations of thought, reach, and vision. This seminal book on AI is a must-read for anyone serious about understanding the future of our species.” —Peter Diamandis, executive founder, Singularity University, and best-selling author of Abundance and Bold.
“Truly one of the wisest and most surprising takes on AI. Kai-Fu Lee connects it with humans in a logical yet inspiring way. You’ll find this book illuminating and exciting in equal measure.” —Chris Anderson, head of TED
“In this riveting page-turner, one of the founding fathers of China’s AI industry tells the inside story of China’a rise as an AI superpower, and shares his inspiring recipe for us flourishing rather than floundering with AI.” —Max Tegmark, professor, MIT, and best-selling author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
“Kai-Fu Lee’s experience as an AI pioneer, top investor, and cancer survivor has led to this brilliant book about global technology. AI Superpowers gives us a guide to a future that celebrates all the benefits that AI will bring, while cultivating what is unique about our humanity. It’s one of those books you read and think, ‘Why are people reading any other book right now when this is so clearly the one they need to be reading?’” —Arianna Huffington, founder, HuffPost, and founder and CEO, Thrive Global.
“Kai-Fu Lee has a deep understanding of the science behind the recent progress in AI as well as of China’s growth as an AI technological superpower. In this book, he shares illuminating insights on how AI is likely to transform our societies and change its economic and political landscapes, always with the eye of one who cares about humanity and asks us to choose our future wisely.” —Yoshua Bengio, scientific director of MILA, deep learning pioneer and coauthor of Deep Learning
“Kai-Fu Lee may have the most comprehensive view of the global technology scene of any living person.” —Alan Murray, President, Fortune
“AI is already presenting new economic opportunities—and new problems of governance—for the United States and China. To deal with this breakthrough, we first must understand how it is being applied to transform our lives and our economies. AI Superpowers is a superb primer on this important driver of change.” —George Shultz, former US Secretary of State
“Kai-Fu Lee has great insights on one of today’s most exciting and important technological trends. China’s rapid development and commitment to the future should bring an interesting and exciting challenge to the US: The game is on.” —John Chen, chairman and CEO, Blackberry
“Kai-Fu Lee has been part of the AI revolution for decades. Now, in this fascinating and galvanizing book, he puts into perspective China’s role in the emergence of AI superpowers onto the global scene. He also gives us an optimistic view of a future where, working together with AI systems, people can augment and amplify many aspects of work and life.” —Daniela Rus, professor and director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
“A unique book by one of the leading pioneers of the field of AI. Kai-Fu Lee is a top-notch researcher, business executive, and investor. He tells the tale of AI—in China and the US—better than anyone else. A great read!” —Sebastian Thrun, founder, Udacity
“Kai-Fu Lee has a message for Westerners that should be heard loudly: The Chinese are coming and are positioned to dominate the AI era. As an American technologist, the book well laid out a cautionary tale for my fellow Silicon Valley inhabitants.” —Robert Scoble, futurist
“Kai-Fu Lee’s analysis of the perils and promises of AI is clear, convincing, technically sophisticated, deeply personal, and humane. Reading this book has given me a new way to think about the technological future of China, the United States, and the world.” —James Fallows, Atlantic, coauthor of China Airborne and Our Towns
“Nobody understands the complex of issues that will drive the explosive development of artificial intelligence in China and the US better than Kai-Fu Lee. He is a technical wizard who has led AI research...