Artificial intelligence research continues to grow as China overtakes US in AI journal citations

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The artificial intelligence boom isn’t slowing yet, with new figures showing a 34.5 percent increase in the publication of AI research from 2019 to 2020. That’s a higher percentage growth than 2018 to 2019 when the volume of publications increased by 19.6 percent.

China continues to be a growing force in AI R&D, overtaking the US for overall journal citations in artificial intelligence research last year. The country already publishes more AI papers than any other country, but the United States still has more cited papers at AI conferences — one indicator of the novelty and significance of the underlying research.

These figures come from the fourth annual AI Index, a collection of statistics, benchmarks, and milestones meant to gauge…

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Author: James Vincent