Bibliometric Analysis of China’s Non-Therapeutic Brain-Computer Interface Research

Alternate Paths to Cognitive Augmentation and Control

William Hannas

Huey-Meei Chang

Rishika Chauhan

Daniel Chou

John O’Callaghan

Max Riesenhuber

Vikram Venkatram

Jennifer Wang

March 2024

China’s brain-computer interface research has two dimensions. Besides its usual applications in neuropathology, China is extending the benefits of BCI to the general population, aiming at enhanced cognition and a “merger” of natural and artificial intelligence. This report, authored in collaboration with researchers from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London uses bibliometric analysis and expert assessment of technical documents to evaluate China’s BCI, and conclude that the research is on track to achieve its targets.

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