For many years now, China has been the world’s factory. Even in 2020, as other economies struggled with the effects of the pandemic, China’s manufacturing output was $3.854 trillion, up from the previous year, accounting for nearly a third of the global market.

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Overstretched teachers could soon get much-needed smart assistants.

Distance learning has been around for years. But it still came as a rude shock to parents and children when the pandemic forced more than a billion students around the world to try to learn via a screen at home.

Under-resourced teachers…


Embracing artificial intelligence can help us create a new, equitable social contract — but only if we remember what makes us human.

This is an article from Turning Points, a special section that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead.

Turning Point: The coronavirus…


This is a series of 4 articles I am sharing here, for people who are concerned and eager to understand more about job displacement impact potentially caused by artificial intelligence technology. You would read about “safe” versus “endangered” jobs in this series. …


This is a series of 4 articles I am sharing here, for people who are concerned and eager to understand more about job displacement impact potentially caused by artificial intelligence technology. You would read about “safe” versus “endangered” jobs in this series. …


This is a series of 4 articles I am sharing here, for people who are concerned and eager to understand more about job displacement impact potentially caused by artificial intelligence technology. You would read about “safe” versus “endangered” jobs in this series. …


This is a series of 4 articles I am sharing here, for people who are concerned and eager to understand more about job displacement impact potentially caused by artificial intelligence technology. You would read about “safe” versus “endangered” jobs in this series. …


From automating accounts to marking homework, AI is finally starting to come through in mainstream applications

In the past two or three years artificial intelligence has felt like rocket science. Companies such as DeepMind have captivated our attention. …


Disease diagnosis, drug discovery, robot delivery — artificial intelligence is already powering change in the pandemic’s wake. That’s only the beginning.

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

ON NEW YEAR’S Eve the artificial intelligence platform BlueDot picked up an anomaly. It registered a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. BlueDot, based…


June 25th 2020, The Economist | By Invitation | The world after covid-19

The pandemic is accelerating a shift towards people-less companies that will eventually characterize business everywhere.

DURING THE SARS crisis almost 20 years ago, shops in Beijing were completely closed. It forced one retailer, Jingdong Century Trading Co…

Kai-Fu Lee

AI Expert, CEO of Sinovation Ventures (创新工场), founding President of Google China, Author of “AI Superpowers”

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