China May Overtake US in AI Research

Carissa Schoenick
Mar 13, 2019 · 7 min read

By Field Cady and Oren Etzioni | Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Abstract

In 2017, China announced plans to become the world leader in AI by 2030. In response, the Semantic Scholar project has analyzed over two million academic AI papers published through the end of 2018. Our analysis shows that China has already surpassed the US in published AI papers. If current trends continue, China is poised to overtake the US in the most-cited 50% of papers this year, in the most-cited 10% of papers next year, and in the 1% of…