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Nasi Lemak Talk - China: The Inevitable Deep Tech Superpower

MAYCHAM is pleased to announce the return of the Nasi Lemak Talk. In this upcoming series, we had the opportunity to invite Dr. Lee Kai-Fu, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture's Artificial Intelligence Institute, Time 100 in 2013, WIRED 25 Icons and Asian Business Leader 2018 by Asia House to share how he invested in AI and helped create ten AI unicorns, and how this new deep tech tidal wave will create much bigger investment opportunities.

In 2017, Dr. Lee wrote the seminal book AI Superpowers in which he predicted China's rise to become an AI superpower. At that time, this prediction was met with skepticism from the Silicon Valley, but today his book proves to be prescient.

Now, in 2022, Dr. Lee's new book AI 2041 further predicts that a set of advanced technologies will usher in the greatest technological revolution ever. In this talk, Dr. Lee will predict that in the next 5 to 10 years, China will also become a global leader not just in AI, but also robotics, industrial automation, semiconductor chip design, new energy, synthetic biology, drug discovery, multi-omics, and quantum computing. This is inevitable because China has a growing number of top technologists, a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, a huge market (and data), and unprecedented government support and policies.

Bookazine will be selling Dr. Lee's book, AI 2041 Ten Visions of the Future at the event.

Details of the events are as below:

Date: 15 August 2022 (Monday)

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Venue: Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, Hong Kong


Member - HKD550

Non-member - HKD650

Programme Rundown

6.30pm to 7.00pm : Registration

7.00pm to 8.15pm : Dinner

8.15pm to 9.00pm : Talk

9.00pm to 9.30pm : Q&A

9.30pm to 10.00pm : Book signing


  • Kai-Fu Lee (Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures)

    Kai-Fu Lee

    Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures

    Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures (www.sinovationventures.com/) and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, managing US$3 billion 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, and he has been a senior executive at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor degree from Computer Science from Columbia University, Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Honorary Doctorate Degrees from both Carnegie Mellon and the City University of Hong Kong. He is the Co-Chair of Artificial Intelligence Council for World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Time 100 in 2013, WIRED 25 Icons, Asian Business Leader 2018 by Asia House, and followed by over 50 million audience on social media. He is the author of AI Superpowers and AI 2041.

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Members Ticket
Member Price HKD 550
Non-members ticket
Standard Price HKD 650
Members Table

Table of 8

Member Price HKD 4,400


Ballroom, 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

88 Pacific Place
Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact Fenn Ho

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