China plans to leapfrog in AI development and made such intentions clear by declaring to the world that it would be the world leader by 2025. According to research such as the publication of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, China is well on its way to overtaking the US in the most-cited 1% of AI research papers by 2025, showing quality improvement in papers published by Chinese researchers.
As the AI research matures in China, it is also becoming its own distinct community as the language issue creates asymmetry information. The rest of the world must be open-minded to the shift in technological leadership, while offering collaboration opportunities and remaining on the firm ground around issues such as privacy, bias, and autonomous weapons, in order to also benefit from such technological advancement.
About the Speakers
A native Chinese living in Germany, Jie Lu wrote his thesis on the co-creation in AI companies, based on the interviews he has done with tech unicorn founders in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Peking. Having worked in 3 startups in Shanghai, 2 in Munich, he founded one in Shanghai himself as well. Lu is genuinely interested in how the AI development and outlook differs in China and in Germany.
Charlotte Han processes data and computes digital strategies for a living. Thanks to growing up in Asia, becoming American in Silicon Valley and now living in Europe, she has learned to make connections where they may not seem apparent. She is passionate about helping people understand how technologies can advance human lives, and about connecting with those who are not afraid to shake things up and push the boundaries of what is possible. She currently works as Deep Learning Marketing Manager at NVIDIA, where she sees first-hand how AI is transforming industries.