Cybersecurity & Tech

ChinaTalk: Deep Tech VC On AI, Chips, and US-China Competition

Jordan Schneider
Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:00 PM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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James Wang, partner at Creative Ventures, joins to discuss:

Huawei breakthrough implications and why NVIDIA's CUDA will make it particularly difficult to create a useful domestic AI chip

Why China's AI companies have been underperforming my expectations

How semiconductor industry dynamics parallel the challenges facing AI startups

How pizza machines explain AI's future impact on the labor market

Challenges and opportunities in investing in deep tech, including the eager but raw founder talent pool as well as the importance of market structure and distinguishing between R&D and engineering risk

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James writes at and tweets at @AJamesWang

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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