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Kai-Fu Lee

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Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
Kai-Fu Lee

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and the President of Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute. He has a unique perspective on the global technology industry having worked extensively between the US and China in artificial intelligence research, development and investment for more than 30 years. Sinovation Ventures, managing US$2 billion dual currency investment funds, is a leading venture capital firm investing in Chinese and global technology companies. Prior to founding Sinovation Ventures in 2009, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China and senior executive at Microsoft, SGI and Apple. He is the Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Council for the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, and honorary Ph.Ds from Carnegie Mellon University and City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book AI Superpowers and has over fifty million followers on social media.

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