May 20 2020
More than fifteen years ago my wife and I launched the Tej Kohli Foundation and in the years since we have made direct interventions to improve many people’s lives.
May 12 2020
My Kohli Ventures investment vehicle focuses on exponential growth opportunities that are derived from the chain reaction of rapid technological progression.
May 12 2020
As Western government-imposed lockdown programmes are cautiously relaxed amid fears of damaging potential second and third waves, the issue of how to defeat this highly-infectious new virus still looms large.
May 11 2020
What will our post Coronavirus future look like? Many of us are postulating what future will follow the human tragedy of the last months. But it is erroneous to postulate any answer without first pausing to check that we are actually asking the right question.
April 24 2020
Nineteen years ago, a robot trained to identify coughs could have been useful in detecting alleged deception on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Now that this potential technological innovation has become a reality, however, it is rightly aimed at saving thousands of lives.
April 22 2020
The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute is building on its track record for funding research in the USA and on its 6-year legacy of making direct treatment interventions in India. A new series of grants will support innovative UK technology, science and research projects that can help to alleviate and end corneal blindness by 2035.
April 15 2020
I call myself a technologist because I truly believe that we are at the epoch of a new global revolution which will see sciences and technologies combine to master new solutions that will substantially improve, and even extend, human life.
April 7 2020
I graduated in 1980 with a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT). It is an important part of my life story that set me on a path to become who I am today. Over the course of my career I have seen ups and downs, but overall I have been very fortunate.
April 6 2020
Cast your mind away, if you can, from the Coronavirus crisis and imagine that it is now 2120. The Coronavirus is a significant historical event, though it hopefully ranks a long way behind 1918’s Spanish Flu for death and destruction. However, 100 years have passed and the algorithms that now write the newspapers, script the radio and even read the TV news have been warning for a while that another major virus is due.
April 1 2020
During my fifteen years as a technology investor and advocate of the prospect of artificial intelligence to improve human life I have been proud to back some amazing ventures. And recently the same ‘portfolio’ approach that I have typically applied to my investments has been proving equally effective for allocating resources to my philanthropic objectives.
March 31 2020
On 19 March 2020, shares in The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) hit $98. Only six months earlier they had been trading at a 52-week high of $388. At the time of writing, the Rolls Royce (LSE: RR) share price has also hit a 52-week low of £321, down from its high of £937. But have short sellers ‘over shot’ the runway and left these original equipment manufacturers under-priced, or is this short selling an accurate reflection of the new reality for aviation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) stocks?
March 26 2020
As thousands of workers commence working from home due to Coronavirus, the Internet is awash with memes about the tempting distractions of YouTube. The artificial intelligence used by YouTube to continually serve relevant distractions is a modern shoulder devil for the home worker.
March 26 2020
If necessity really is the mother of invention, the coronavirus emergency is certainly exposing multiple areas of dire need. Over time, medical and other scientific innovations will surely emerge to limit the loss of life and protect humans against this new threat.
March 26 2020
In 2006 I sold my company and turned my attention in earnest to building my real estate portfolio, investing in growth-stage technology businesses and expanding the work of my Tej Kohli Foundation, which has since helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
March 16 2020
“Our favourite holding period is forever” says Warren Buffett. This is sage advice. As long as you are choosing stocks that can withstand short-term shocks, and reinvesting your dividends to attain compound growth, then over a long-term time horizon the growth of your investment is more-or-less assured. I hold a lot of stocks that I never plan to sell.
March 7 2020
Before we ask ourselves how we should be investing in esports, first we should become familiar with the topic. If you don’t know what esports is, then ask a millennial. Or instead imagine this scenario: you can travel back in time to 1992 and invest in a top football club at the exact moment that the launch of the Premier League unlocked lucrative television rights deals and set the best soccer clubs on a path to become lucrative global mega-brands, would you invest? Because esports is currently in a similar trajectory on a worldwide scale.
March 7 2020
Artificial intelligence is going to become an omnipotent part of our world and everyday life. Most experts believe that the global market for A.I. will be worth $3.9 trillion by 2022 and as much as $15.7 trillion by 2030. But I sincerely believe that these predictions wholly underestimate the true economic potential of A.I. by a factor of 10. The potential applications of the global A.I. economy are at least three times greater than those of the internet economy, and today I would estimate that internet economy to be worth $50 trillion.
September 13 2019
Financial analysts recognize the massive growth potential of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. But, if anything, the likely economic impact of these sectors is being underestimated, because few have reckoned with the implications of what will happen when they are combined.
August 23 2019
Rewired is a robotics venture studio that launched two years ago with $100m of initial funding. It is focused on developing machine-perception technologies that enable robots to interact with uncontrolled environments and to more effectively collaborate with humans.
July 31 2019
In 1957 a top England soccer player would have earned £1,677 a year in wages, bonuses and international match fees, which is equivalent to that of a doctor or senior manager in today’s money. In the United States the average (American) football players’ salary in 1969 was $25,000, which is equivalent to around $160k today. Team sports transcended politics and nations and were an opportunity for role-model players to imprint important values such as integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship and good conduct onto impressionable young fans.
October 30 2018
When it comes to technology, there is a common misperception that only the rich benefit. But the innovations behind gadgets like iPhones and robotic vacuums have the potential to boost development and prosperity throughout the Global South.