According to China’s New Generation of AI Development Report 2020 published on October 22, among the top 100 highly cited AI papers in the past five years, China’s output accounted for 21 and rank second globally. In 2019, China published 28,700 AI papers, an increase of 12.4 percent over the previous year. The number of AI patent applications exceeded 30,000, an increase of 52.4 percent over the previous year, and the number of patent applications in Guangdong province and Beijing led the country. China has nurtured a number of innovative achievements including machine learning, neural network interpretation, and heterogeneous fusion brain-like computing. Last year, 180 Chinese universities added AI undergraduate majors, and 11 universities including Peking University established new academic institutes designated for AI research. (Source)
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