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Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee

Keynote Speaker: Founder, Chairman & CEO of Sinovation Ventures

Kai-Fu Lee Biography

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, managing $2.5 billion dual currency investment funds, is a leading venture capital firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. Prior to founding Sinovation in 2009, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China, and senior executives at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple.

In the field of artificial intelligence, Dr. Lee built one of the first game playing programs to defeat a world champion (1988, Othello), as well as the world’s first large vocabulary, speaker independent continuous speech recognition system. Dr. Lee founded Microsoft Research China, later renamed Microsoft Research Asia, which was named as the hottest research lab by MIT Technology Review. While with Apple, Dr. Lee led AI projects in speech and natural language, which have been featured on Good Morning America on ABC Television and the front page of Wall Street Journal. He has authored 10 U.S. patents, and more than 100 journal and conference papers. Altogether, Dr. Lee has been in artificial intelligence research, development, and investment for more than 30 years.

His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order" discusses US-China co-leadership in the age of AI as well as the greater societal impacts brought upon by the AI technology revolution. His new co-authored book "AI 2041" explores how artificial intelligence will change our world over the next twenty years.

Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Honorary Doctorate Degrees from both Carnegie Mellon and the City University of Hong Kong. He is the Co-Chair of Artificial Intelligence Council for World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Times 100 in 2013, WIRED 25 Icons, and followed by over 50 million followers on social media.

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Kai-Fu Lee Videos

Kai-Fu Lee and Nicholas Thompson - Aspen Ideas Festival
Kai-Fu Lee on the Future of AI in the United States and China ...
'AI Superpowers': A Conversation With Kai-Fu Lee

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Speaking fees for Kai-Fu Lee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kai-Fu Lee are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kai-Fu Lee, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Kai-Fu Lee speak about?

Kai-Fu Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity, Technology, Social Media, Internet, Computer Science, Finance, Innovation, Authors, Business, Economy, Healthcare, Education, Literary, Culture, Government, Business Leadership, Political, Military, News & Media, Leadership, FinTech and International Business.

Where does Kai-Fu Lee travel from?

Kai-Fu Lee generally travels from Beijing, China and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Kai-Fu Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Technology and Social Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kai-Fu Lee for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Kai-Fu Lee generally travels from Beijing, China and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kai-Fu Lee for an upcoming event.

Kai-Fu Lee Videos

Kai-Fu Lee and Nicholas Thompson - Aspen Ideas Festival
Kai-Fu Lee on the Future of AI in the United States and China ...
'AI Superpowers': A Conversation With Kai-Fu Lee
How AI can save our humanity | Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee Reviews

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