China received more than 30,000 patent filings on artificial
intelligence (AI) in 2019, an increase of 52.4 perp over the previous
year, according to a report released on Thursday.
The report, focusing on China's new generation of AI development, was
released at the Pujiang Innovation Forum held in Shanghai. It shows
that China published a total of 28,700 papers on AI, an increase of 12.4
perp over the previous year.
The report was compiled by researchers from more than ten units,
including the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development,
and covers the implementation plan of China's new generation of AI
development and reveals challenges and trends for future development.
China produced 21 papers among the first 100 highly-cited papers
around the world in the past five years, ranking second. China has made
several innovative achievements with international influence in areas
such as machine learning and brain-inspired computing.
The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta, and the
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have become key engines for
AI development, with the number of AI enterprises accounting for 83
perp of the country's total.
In 2019, 180 universities were approved to offer undergraduate
programs on AI, and 11 universities, including Peking University, have
set up AI colleges or research institutes, according to the report.