The awakening of the sleeping giant – China!
The famous French General, Napoleon Bonaparte, remarked about China — “There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep! For when he wakes he will move the world.”
China is awakening.
One indication of China’s new alertness is the desire to no longer simply imitate the technology of other nations, but to innovate new technology of its own. Christina Larson writes for Wired about her experience of going to Beijing to visit Kai-Fu Lee, a venture capitalist focused on artificial intelligence (AI). Her visit, in October of 2017, was interrupted briefly by what seemed to be a quick slip through a wormhole, leaving Ms. Larson in the Beijing of the last century. It was not a real wormhole, of course. Nor a time machine. It was something far more prosaic – an elevator. She took the wrong one. Read more →