Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, a US$1.7 billion venture capital firm investing in Chinese and global technology companies. Dr. Lee is also the President of Sinovation’s Artificial Intelligence Institute.  Prior to founding Sinovation Ventures in 2009, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China. Previously, he held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2013. Dr. Lee has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence in 1988 from Carnegie Mellon University, and honorary Ph.D.s from Carnegie Mellon University and City University of Hong Kong.  He is the author of seven top-selling books in Chinese, and has over fifty million followers in social media.

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