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China publishes 1% more of most-cited scientific papers on AI than others

In 2022, Chinese papers outnumbered US papers by a 2:1 ratio in the top 1% most-cited AI research

Technology, artificial inelligence, AI
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Ajai Shukla
US analysts of government investment in science and technology (S&T) report that China has taken the lead in highly regarded scientific research in cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

“Chinese scholars now publish a larger fraction of the top 1 per cent most-cited scientific papers globally than scientists from any other country,” said Caroline Wagner, a US policy expert who studies government investment in S&T.

China’s sprint to the top began in 1977, when the science-minded Deng Xiaoping, who succeeded Mao Zedong, introduced the Four Modernisations. One of these was to strengthen China’s progress in S&T.

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 8:00 PM IST

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