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China may be spending far less on AI research than previously thought, US think tank says

South China Morning Post

December 4, 2019

"Reports of China’s expenditure on AI may be overblown,” finds a recent CSET report by Zachary Arnold and Ashwin Acharya. China "has probably not been dramatically outspending the US government on AI R&D since it unveiled the national plan."

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The article references research by Zachary Arnold and Ashwin Acharya on Chinese public AI R&D spending, which concluded that “Chinese spending in 2018 was on the same order of magnitude as U.S. planned spending for FY 2020.”

CSET’s Helen Toner, Lorand Laskai and Jeff Ding contributed to a special report by DigiChina, a joint Stanford University and New America project.

Nonresident Research Fellows Elsa Kania, Jeff Ding, and Benjamin Chang contributed chapters to Air University’s recent publication.