A report studying global artificial intelligence (AI) trends points to progress for AI research in China in the last year, as well as persistent roadblocks.

The study, published by academic journal and research firm Elsevier, analyzed over 600,000 scholarly publications from 1998 to 2017 and found that Chinese publications are increasing in volume and show enhanced performance in some markers of quality.

Between 1998 and 2002, Chinese researchers wrote only 9% of academic publications, compared to 24% in the 2013 to 2017 time period. Europe lost 5 percentage points and the US 8 percentage points in the same time period but combined, accounted for more than half of the AI research worldwide.

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Eliza is TechNode's community listening reporter at the Shanghai office. She acts as a link between the editorial team and TechNode Squared members. She previously worked as a reporter for WikiTribune...