Experts said the trade conflict with the US will have no effect on China’s development in AI technology, after an annual report released on Friday 13th July said China has become the most attractive country for investment and financing in AI technology, which accounts for 60 percent worldwide.

The report on China AI Development 2018 was released by Tsinghua University  states that from 2013 to the first quarter of 2018, the amount of investment and financing in AI technology in China accounts for 60 percent in the world, valued at $27 billion in 2017, Chinese news portal reported recently.

The Artificial Intelligence in Military Market is estimated to be USD 6.26 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 18.82 Billion by 2025.

AI is an emerging area for investors with substantial “hot” money in the Chinese financial market, Xiang Yang, an industry expert at Beijing-based CCID Consulting, told the Global Times.

“Many emerging industries will enjoy an investment boom at the beginning, but when the boom subsides, investors will be more rational, and survivors will be very qualified. The quality of China’s AI will not suffer and will continue to attract more talent to return to China from the US,” Wan said.

The report also shows that China, by the end of 2017, had 18,232 AI technology research talents, or 8.9 percent of the world, and ranked just behind the US.  The US accounts for 13.9 percent of the world’s AI talent.

But China tops the list in terms of the number of academic papers on AI and highly cited papers. The report shows that China’s proportion of academic papers on AI was 4.26 percent in 1997, but in 2017, it increased to 27.68 percent. In 2013, Chinese academic papers on AI has surpassed the US’ to become the most cited in the world.

Source: Cyber Security Intelligence

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