Kai-Fu Lee who is a venture capitalist, technology executive, writer, and an artificial intelligence (AI) expert is speaking with Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity and Google’s self-driving cars program, about:
✅the realities of AI in business
✅which companies are leading AI development
✅how employees can adapt their skills for ever-changing technology
Professor Dr.-mult. Sebastian Thrun pursues research on robotics, artificial intelligence, education, human computer interaction, and medical devices. He founded Google’s self driving car team, after winning the DARPA Grand Challenge. Together with Peter Norvig, Thrun developed the first global MOOC with 160,000 students enrolled. Google Scholar ranks Thrun’s publication h-index #14 worldwide in all of computer science. Thrun also founded Google X, where he founded Google Glass among many other projects. He was elected into the National Academy of Engineering and the German Academy of Sciences at age 39. Thrun founded and sold a number of tech companies, inluding Udacity (valued at over $1B) and KittyHawk. Fast Company named Thrun the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy touted him Global Thinker #4. He won numerous awards, including the Max Planck Research Award.