US Leads China and EU in AI Race


Specialists from the American think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation conducted a study on artificial intelligence. The results show that the United States is the leading country in the development and use of artificial intelligence, while China is rapidly closing the gap and the European Union is lagging behind.


The study focused on 30 metrics across six AI categories: talent, research, development, deployment, data, and hardware. Based on a 100-point scale, the United States scored 44.2 points, China came in second with 32.3 points, and the European Union came in third with 23.5 points.

The researchers found that the United States is leading in key areas such as investment in startups and funding for research and development. China, for its part, has achieved success in several areas, and has far more of the world's most powerful supercomputers in the top 500 in performance than any other country - 214 versus 113 in the US and 91 in the EU.


“The Chinese government has made AI a top priority and the results are evident. The US and the European Union need to pay attention to what China is doing and respond accordingly, because the countries that lead in the development and use of AI will shape its future and significantly improve their economic competitiveness, and those lagging behind risk losing competitiveness in key industries. " - noted the lead author of the report Daniel Castro (Daniel Castro).


Compared to the European Union and the United States, China's AI capabilities have improved in several ways, experts say. First, China has overtaken the EU as the world leader in AI publications, publishing about 24,929 AI research papers in 2018, compared with 20,418 publications for the EU and 16,233 for the US. Second, the quality of AI research as a whole is growing from year to year. Third, companies providing software and computer services have increased their research and development (R&D) spending.

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