China Tech Investor 31: AI competitiveness: How Chinese and US firms stack up with Matt Sheehan

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China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies.

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In this episode of the China Tech Investor Podcast powered by TechNode, James and Elliott chat with Matt Sheehan, Fellow at Macro Polo, the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute. Matt discusses some of his recent research, in which he analyses how US and Chinese firms stack up in various dimensions of data. He also shares his findings on the battle for AI engineers, and how each country’s AI future may rely on Chinese talent, on both sides of the Pacific.

Also, be sure to check out Matt’s upcoming book: The Transpacific Experiment: How China and California Collaborate and Compete for Our Future, out August 13th.

Please note, the hosts may have interest in some of the stocks discussed. The discussion should not be construed as investment advice or a solicitation of services.

Watchlist:

  • Tencent
  • Alibaba
  • Baidu
  • iQiyi
  • Xiaomi
  • JD.com
  • Pinduoduo
  • Meituan-Dianping

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