Kai-Fu Lee, creator of Siri: “An AI system can lead us to live longer and healthier”
Taiwanese scientist and entrepreneur Kai-fu Lee, creator siri The former president of Google ChinaHe asserted that AI is the tool that society should take advantage of to “live longer and healthier.”, in their participation in Fourth International Conference on Artificial IntelligenceOrganized by Spanish media independent It is celebrated on Friday in Alicante.
Kai-Fu Lee, the main man of artificial intelligence in China, said those countries They should focus on ‘building their own strong local industries with AI’. “If a country is so good at making wine, can AI help make better wine?”
He revealed that his company, Sinovation Ventures, invests in high-tech in general, and that artificial intelligence is his specialty. “We’re probably investing about $500 million a year, two-thirds of which will probably be artificial intelligence.”, is detailed.
“But we are a small part of the ecosystem. The entire ecosystem is in the neighborhood of $10 billion more or less. I don’t have the exact number, but I think We represent about 300 million of the total $10 billion invested in AI in ChinaThis is somewhat equivalent to the amount of money invested in the United States.”
In addition, he pointed out that artificial intelligence should do Pay attention to sectors experiencing an explosion of critical data, such as healthcare.
Regarding the energy challenges facing the planet, this has been shown Long-term optimistAlthough he admitted that we may face some difficulties in the medium term.
About the future of Europe, he stated that the continent has ‘brilliant researchers’, but that’s more They are not taken advantage of and end up moving to the US or Canada.
“Simply put, Europe has great researchers and universities in the field of artificial intelligence, but Lacking the commercialization of startups and the venture capital that allows them to grow‘, he confirmed.
He pointed out that the challenge of the continent is “double”: on the one hand, “Marketing technologies that didn’t happen as quickly as it did in China and the US, and another to develop their own venture capital ecosystem”. In addition, he expressed that Europe appears as a bloc, but it is Very diverse among member states.
In response to a question about the future of artificial intelligence, he noted that “it has reached maturity and It is about to be a technology used in many industries“A lot of change is going to happen, and I think it’s important that people understand what’s going to happen in the future,” he added.
Lee is also an author Best seller “AI 2041: Ten visions for our future(IA 2041: Ten Visions of Our Future), in which with the novelist Chen Qiufan Imagine our world 20 years from now and how it will be traversed, shaped and changed by Artificial intelligence.
According to me, who over the past forty years Engaged in AI research and product development at Apple, Microsoft and Google, Artificial intelligence will be the most important development of the twenty-first century. Two decades from now, aspects of everyday human life will be completely different.
As he wrote to me in his book, Artificial intelligence will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through the symbiosis of man and machine, and create new forms of communication and entertainment.
The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence continues Friday with distinguished speakers. In this version, the focus is on the new world order that is shaping he is.
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