In an unusual combination of science and imagination, a pioneering AI expert and a leading writer of speculative fiction join to answer a key question: how will artificial intelligence change the world over the next twenty years? AI will be the defining issue of the twenty-first century, but what is it, what does it mean, and what comes next? Within two decades, argue co-authors Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan, many aspects of daily life may be unrecognizable. People must understand what is coming. In this work that pairs speculative storytelling and science, the writers reveal how AI will affect every aspect of the world by 2041, exploring the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence.

On September 23, 2021 the National Committee hosted a virtual program with Kai-Fu Lee where he discussed what artificial intelligence may have in store for the world in the coming decades.

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