China’s Advanced AI Research

Monitoring China's Paths to "General" Artificial Intelligence

William Hannas

Huey-Meei Chang

Daniel Chou

Brian Fleeger

July 2022

China is following a national strategy to lead the world in artificial intelligence by 2030, including by pursuing “general AI” that can act autonomously in novel circumstances. Open-source research identifies 30 Chinese institutions engaged in one or more of this project‘s aspects, including machine learning, brain-inspired AI, and brain-computer interfaces. This report previews a CSET pilot program that will track China’s progress and provide timely alerts.

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