AI Research: China may overtake the US in just two years

The number of influential AI research papers coming from China is increasing rapidly, a data analysis shows.

Researchers examined not just the number of AI research papers coming from China but the quality of those papers—as judged by the number of citations they receive in other work. The study suggests that China will overtake the US in the most-cited 50% of research papers this year, the top 10% of research papers in 2020, and the top 1% by 2025.