Chinese Public AI R&D Spending: Provisional Findings

Chinese Public AI R&D

Chinese Public AI R&D Spending: Provisional Findings (Dec 2019)

by Ashwin Acharya and Zachary Arnold

China aims to become “the world’s primary AI innovation center” by 2030. Toward that end, the Chinese government is spending heavily on AI research and development (R&D) – but perhaps not as heavily as some have thought. This memo provides a provisional, open-source estimate of China’s spending.