I recently finished listening to Kai-Fu Lee’s book, AI Superpowers, and I have to say it is impressive and insightful on multiple levels: professionally, politically, economically, and even personally.

Having worked in AI research since the mid 1980s and having founded Microsoft Research China and later leading Google China, Mr Lee certainly knows a thing or two about AI.

Here is Kai-Fu Lee at a recent TED talk exploring how AI can save our humanity.

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?

 

Corey Sanders, Corporate VP – Microsoft Azure Compute team sat down with Kay Singh, Senior PM on the Azure compute team to talk about Managed Disks in Azure!  The coverswapping the OS image, enhanced disk metrics and moving disks between Azure subscriptions.

When IoT and AI come together to make buildings smarter, anything can happen. Microsoft’s campus is a great playground for developing and testing solutions such as project “Garcon”.

Ganesh and Olivier give us a quick walkthrough and demo of the project, including the infamous “tell me a joke” one.

Siraj Raval breaks down 7 ways that anyone can earn money from anywhere in the world using machine learning. We”ll start by taking a look at whats called the “AI Value Chain” to learn who is currently making money in machine learning so that we can better chart out where we can contribute to the space. From startups, to competitions, to writing books, he covers a lot of material in this one video.