Shou Chew is the CEO of TikTok, the trend-setting video app – and cultural phenomenon – that's used by more than a billion people every month.

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Shou Chew led early investments in TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, while working at venture capital firm DST Global. In 2021, he became ByteDance's CFO and, in 2022, he gave up his role at ByteDance to focus entirely on TikTok. Since then, he's overseen explosive growth of the video hosting service; it was the world's most-downloaded app for three years in a row, with nearly 700 million downloads in 2022.

Born and raised in Singapore, Chew was educated at University College London and Harvard Business School. Fun fact: he interned with Facebook during its early startup days.

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April 21, 2023

The uses of AI are seemingly limitless, a fact perhaps most easily apparent in the world of art. While some artists fear their skills could be replaced by computer-generated creations, others have embraced machine learning collaborations, spawning mind-boggling works of the imagination. In Session 10 of TED2023, five speakers explore the creative possibilities opened up […]

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