TagKai-fu Lee

In last week’s VC news across China, logistics upstart YQNLink bags a whopping $100 million in its latest round, Hong Kong-based investment firm Gaw Capital Partners closes a further $430 million in funds, robotics startup MegaRobo closes a hefty $65 million investment round while Suzhou’s IntoCare Medical rakes in more than $15 million in its Series D fundraising round.

When China’s uber-rich zero in on an asset class—be it Los Angeles mansions, French vineyards, or European soccer players—they can quickly drown it in cash. But Beijing can take the punchbowl away just as quickly, as Silicon Valley discovered late last year when China’s central government tightened controls over capital leaving the country. That move…

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs.…