Peter H. Diamandis is a Greek American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur best known for being founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, cofounder and executive chairman of Singularity University. He is coauthor of
The New York Times
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.
He is former CEO and cofounder of the Zero Gravity Corporation, cofounder and vice chairman of Space Adventures Ltd., founder and chairman of the Rocket Racing League, cofounder of the International Space University, cofounder of Planetary Resources, cofounder of Celularity, founder of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, vice chairman and cofounder of Human Longevity,
Massive investments in AI
Human intelligence is gonna be the dominating driver in competitiveness in the century ahead.
… All of these companies, as well as national,… you've got to believe, right, that you have in a Defence Department of every nation massive investments going in this way. I mean, if I told you: “Listen, would you rather have a population, which is twice as smart as anybody else, or anything else?” Human intelligence is gonna be the dominating driver in competitiveness in the century ahead.
The Future Is Faster Than You Think [video] ~14:20
Global Summit 2018 | Singularity University (Aug 20-22, 2018)
By 2030, China is going to dominate the industries of AI.With US-Sino competition heating up, who will own the future of technology?
Last year, China’s government put out its plan to lead the world in AI by 2030.
As Eric Schmidt has explained, “it’s pretty simple. By 2020, they will have caught up. By 2025, they will be better than us. By 2030, they will dominate the industries of AI.”
4. China’s Government Directive
The day DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat top-ranking Chinese Go player Ke Jie has gone down in history as China’s “Sputnik Moment.”
Within two months of the AI’s victory, China’s government issued its plan to make China the global center of AI innovation, aiming for a 1 trillion RMB (about $150 billion USD) AI industry by 2030.
Within a year, Chinese VC investors were pouring record sums into AI startups, surpassing the U.S. to make up 48 percent of AI venture funding globally.
Lastly, local governments have begun to team with China’s leading AI companies to build up party-corporate complexes.
Acting as a “national team,” companies like Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and iFlyTek collaborate with national organizations like China’s National Engineering Lab for Deep Learning Technologies to pioneer research and supercharge innovation.
Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the world as we know it. With US-Sino competition heating up, who will own the future of technology?
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