Category: China

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs (says Kei-Fu Lee)

Must read post by VC Kei Fu Lee It will soon be obvious that half our tasks can be done better at almost no cost by AI. This will be the fastest transition humankind has experienced, and we’re not ready for it. China will have at least a 50/50 chance of winning ...

Artificial intelligence, thinking machines and the future of humanity – new video of my keynote at the Accenture CIO Forum in Hong Kong

This just arrived 🙂  Thanks to Accenture Hong Kong for inviting me, and for making this video available. More about the event here. Download the MP4 file here Download the deck from this talk: AI Thinking Machines and Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard low res   PDF 20MB

How to understand the state of carbon consumption (short video via the Economist)

Nice video via The Economist Films China and India are perceived to be the worst emitters of carbon dioxide. But much changes when adjustments are made for population, GDP levels and carbon consumption per person  

What if economic growth is no longer possible in the 21st century (good read via

This post is spot-on and brings up some key questions. Be sure to read the whole thing. What if economic growth is no longer possible in the 21st century? One possible scenario, with surprisingly good news for average Americans, is that constraints on growth will force political leaders to accept redistribution as ...

This Massive Vending Machine Serves Up Cars (via Wired)

The Futures Agency · The Kandi Machine — China’s Sweet Pollution…. Read the WIRED story: “If you find yourself in need of a ride in Hangzhou, China, you can waltz up to a multi-story garage, punch a few buttons, and have a fully charged electric vehicle deposited in front of you. It’s a ...

Map Puts China’s Incredible Internet Demographics in Context (via The Atlantic)

The Map That Puts China’s Incredible Internet Demographics in Context – Matt Schiavenza – The Atlantic. Nice map, made me think

Another fantastic Internet Trends Report by Mary Meeker (KPCB): here are my best-ofs

Mary Meeker and Liang Wu from the VC firm KPCB have just released the yearly Internet Trends deck, and it’s just as powerful as the previous ones. The slideshare version is added, below (you can download the slides there, as well).  I have chewed on her stuff for the past ...

China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist), dissidents in China say “freedom is knowing how big your cage is”

Fascinating piece on the Internet in China. “The fastest growth in internet use is in China’s poorer, more rural provinces, partly because of a surge in users connecting via mobile devices, which now outnumber those connecting from computers. The internet is no longer confined to an urban, educated and relatively well-off ...


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