The article published on the Nature website discussedProgress in the development of China's AII believe that China is still in the role of chaser. In 2017, China formulated the AI development plan, which will become the world leader in artificial intelligence in 2030 and surpass its rivals in technology (that is, the United States).
In the past few years, China's influence in the AI field has grown. An analysis of the authors of the AI papers shows that the proportion of Top 10% high-cited Chinese authors is increasing, reaching 20% at 2018, second only to 29% in the US. If this trend continues, the proportion of Chinese authors will surpass the United States next year. There are also many well-known startups in AI in China, many of which have a valuation of more than $1 billion.
However, China still lags behind in the core technology tools of AI. For example, TensorFlow and Caffe, which are the open source platforms for designing, building and training AI, are developed by American scholars and enterprises. PaddlePaddle, a deep learning platform developed by Baidu, is mainly used to rapidly develop AI products. . The main AI hardware is also developed by US companies. China's main advantage lies in the size of the population, and there is a large amount of data available to train AI.