In 2017 June Chinese government had published a policy paper in which they describe that the country would become the first one to conduct breakthroughs in Artificial intelligence field by the year 2030. But now according to recent reports, China has already succeeded in this goal before the time. A new study shows that China’s influential Artificial intelligence research papers will soon overtake of the US, the world’s current number one in AI research.
China wants to further expand AI capabilities with the help of government investment in both educational facilities and private industry is paying off. China had published a lot of AI research papers due to which they had surpassed America back in 2006 but critics raised questions about the quality of these researches, Now in 2018 more than two million AI papers published.
the Allen Institute found that China is “poised to overtake the US in the most-cited 50 percent of papers this year, in the most-cited 10 percent of papers next year, and in the 1 percent of most-cited papers by 2025.”
Also last month, President Trump has signed an executive order to increase the investment in AI. But the order was uncertain as there are other goals to be achieved. However, Other countries’ national AI strategies have included government investment ranging from $20 million in Australia and Denmark to nearly $2 billion in South Korea.
Oren Etzioni, a professor of computer science and CEO of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI2),“Clearly, the quality of Chinese papers is high and getting higher, Of course, one might argue that citation statistics could be influenced by more Chinese scientists citing each other, but if you look at the list of Best Paper Awards you’ll see several Chinese entries there which represents the absolute cream of the crop.”
Trump initiative failed to address the consequences of AI which might be seen as the biggest challenge in achieving that goal. To attract global talent is what the US needs right now for artificial intelligence research as the number of top-flight AI researchers is limited, and the current US approach to immigration is the hurdle in this path.