Siri creator Kai-Fu Lee: “An artificial intelligence system could lead us to live longer and healthier”

U.S.A.Siri creator Kai-Fu Lee: "An artificial intelligence system could...

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Taiwanese scientist and businessman Kai-Fu Lee, creator of sir I and former president of google china, assured that artificial intelligence is the tool society should take advantage of to “live longer and healthier”, in their participation in 4th International Congress of Artificial Intelligence, organized by Spanish media Independent And that is celebrated on this Friday in Alicante.

Kai-Fu Li, the point man of China‘s artificial intelligence, said that the country They should focus on “building their strong local industries with AI”, “If a country is great at making wine, can AI help it make better wine?”

He revealed that his company, Synovation Ventures, invests in high technology in general, and AI is his specialty. “We probably invest about $500 million a year in total, of which AI is probably two-thirds.”, he elaborated.

“But we are a small part of the ecosystem. The whole ecosystem is on the order of more or less $10 billion. I don’t have exact figures, but I think We represent approximately 300 million of the total $10 billion we invest in AI in China, and it is more or less equal to the amount that has been invested in the United States,” he explained.

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In addition, he noted that the AI Focus on areas with an explosion of critical data, such as health care,

In relation to the energy challenges facing the planet, it was shown long term optimist, although he acknowledged that in the medium term we may have “some difficulties”.

about the future of Europe, he said that the continent has “Great Researcher”, but that most are not taken advantage of and eventually move to the United States or Canada,

“Simply put, Europe has great AI researchers and universities, but It lacks the commercial exploitation and risk capital of startups that allows them to grow”, he assured.

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He indicated that the continent’s challenge is “dual”: on the one hand, “Commercializing technologies that haven’t happened as quickly in China and the US, and secondarily to grow their venture capital ecosystem”, Furthermore, he expressed that Europe is shown as a bloc, but it is very diverse among member states,

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When asked about the future of AI, he said that “it has reached maturity and technology to be used in many industries“It will bring a lot of change, and I think it’s important that people understand what will happen in the future,” he said.

Lee is also the author of best seller ,AI 2041: Ten visions for our future(IA 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future), in which together with the novelist Chen Qiufan Imagine our world 20 years from now and how it will be traced, shaped and transformed artificial intelligence.

According to Lee, who for the past 40 years has been involved in AI research and product development at Apple, Microsoft and Google, Artificial intelligence will be the most important development of the 21st century. Two decades from now, aspects of daily human life will be completely different.

As Lee writes in his book, AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through human-machine symbiosis, and create new forms of communication and entertainment.

The International Congress of Artificial Intelligence continues this Friday with the presence of key speakers. In this edition, the focus is on the new world order that is shaping it. He.

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