China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence: researchers

China's massive investments in artificial intelligence is helping the country overtake the United States in research on importan
China's massive investments in artificial intelligence is helping the country overtake the United States in research on important AI-related technologies

China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published Wednesday showed.

The analysis by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence showed China has already surpassed the US in published papers on AI—although many of these were considered "medium-quality" or "low-quality."

But the researchers said China is likely to top the US in the most-cited 50 percent of papers this year, the most-cited 10 percent of papers next year, and in the top one percent by 2025.

The findings highlight concerns in Washington and Silicon Valley that China is racing ahead of the US in key areas of technology such as autonomous vehicles, and fifth-generation wireless networks.

Allen Institute researchers Field Cady and Oren Etzioni said the surge in AI investment in China began more than a decade ago, well before the 2017 announcement by Beijing that it planned to become the world leader in the sector by 2030.

"By most measures, China is overtaking the US not just in papers submitted and published, but also in the production of high-impact papers," the researchers said in a blog post.

They added that new US measures that tighten immigration could make it harder for the US to keep up.

"Recent US actions that place obstacles to recruiting and retaining foreign students and scholars are likely to exacerbate the trend towards Chinese supremacy in AI research," they wrote.

US think tanks and researchers have recently called on Washington to develop a national AI strategy to encourage more work in the private and public sectors on the technology.

Last month, President Donald Trump signed an American AI Initiative executive order calling for the administration to "devote the full resources of the federal government" to help fuel AI innovation, although analysts said it fell short of a comprehensive strategy.


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Mar 14, 2019
Who cares about these eggheads?

Trump is saying he gonna gives me anoder tax cut so I be vote for him

MAGA!

mqr
Mar 14, 2019
Who cares about these eggheads?

Trump is saying he gonna gives me anoder tax cut so I be vote for him

MAGA!


Hope he is being sarcastic.....

The world has known for decades that investing in having engineers is the most important source of wealth for a nation. (investing in walls is hateful, great if you like to make people feel bad, but it is not investing in the future of a nation). But now, when a country is doing it and collecting the consequences of doing it right, the other countries see it as a "threat".
Imbecils in power are the real "threat", racists cake-eaters making government decisions are the real "threat"....

Keep buying education for the rich, and keep getting surprised how your "white power" gets smashed in the face.

I am not chinese, I wish I was....

mqr
Mar 14, 2019
"They added that new US measures that tighten immigration could make it harder for the US to keep up." The USA is polluted with hatred and ignorance, it is very clear that the intentions of the idiots in power there are directed to destroy that nation and them getting even richer. They are not only stopping smart people from coming in the country, they are putting dumb people in positions of power to demonstrate their anti intellectual spirit. They are also putting many people in jail, or at least giving them legal troubles so that lawyers can buy their cocaine and pay their porn stars for sex.

And keep segregating based on skin tones.... that divided you will be conquered by smarter people.

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