Ready Player 1? Mapping the $500 billion investment in AI over the next 10 years


What have you been learning lately? Trust that it's programming or learning how to make friends with programmers!

Thanks to our recent participants last week, we've had Oracle drop by, startups invested by 500 Startups (and private equity) and a local AI startup that was recently funded. With China's bold AI plan to become a market leader, we're expecting the amount of investment to sustain from the current USD 50 billion per annum impact across all startups. If you didn't have much memory of the last dot com bubble of 2000, get ready, we're going to see a much larger one in the coming years. There are some real business that will come out of it, though those will definitely require some real skills and keen senses.

Where would some of these investments go to? Last session, we uncovered the secret programme in Malaysia that has been conducting an experiment involving millions of people in preparation of the rise of AI - the programme, an early alpha version of Universal Basic Income, has been going on for a few years now. You would have never guessed that Malaysia is that far ahead in the innovation space? Could we do the same for AI? We could, only if you learn programming fast.

Check out our accompanying event that's coming up soon, Dr. Daniel Kuster, who started from Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and is now venturing into machine learning.

If you have read this far and wondered what Ready Player One means, check out this book - https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/0307887448 - If you grew up playing computer games, you don't want to miss this tale. Our meetup location is on LG of Glo Damansara Mall, you can reach here via the TTDI MRT station. If still unsure, message the organiser one day in advance for phone number. Plan ahead.
Sat Jul 29, 2017
1:10 PM - 4:10 PM MYT
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