Oct 16, 2016

China Has Overtaken the U.S. In AI Research

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In Brief:

  • The United States’ current levels of R&D spending on AI are one-half to one-quarter of the levels that would be best for economic growth.
  • Lagging behind in AI research could put the U.S. at a disadvantage if other countries get the opportunity to dictate how the technology is used.

The U.S. may be trailing behind China in artificial intelligence (AI) research — or at least in journal articles that mention “deep learning” or “deep neural network” — according to the White House’s National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.

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