Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, managing 2 billion USD dual currency investment funds, is a leading venture capital firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. Prior to founding Sinovation in 2009, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China. Previously, he held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Honorary Doctorate degrees from both Carnegie Mellon and the City University of Hong Kong. He is Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Council of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Times 100 in 2013, WIRED 25 Icons, Asian Business Leader 2018 by Asia House, and followed by an audience of over fifty million on social media. His New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, AI Superpowers, discusses US-China coleadership in the age of AI as well as the greater societal impacts brought upon by the AI technology revolution.
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