May 24: China takes the lead in AI development

In 2020, China narrowly surpassed the United States in the number of artificial intelligence journal citations made worldwide.

Source: Stanford University
Published: March 2021

China takes the lead in AI development

In academia, journal publications and citations are a representation of research progress and influence.

In 2020, for the first time ever, China narrowly surpassed the United States in the number of artificial intelligence (AI) journal citations made worldwide (China: 20.7%, U.S.: 19.8%).

Percentages of journal pubs and citations from top 3 countries as of 2020

Country/Region: China
% AI journal publications: 18.0
% AI journal citations: 20.7

Country/Region: United States
% AI journal publications: 12.3
% AI journal citations: 19.8

Country/Region: European Union
% AI journal publications: 8.6
% AI journal citations: 11.0

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