China’s Cognitive AI Research

Emulating Human Cognition on the Way to General Purpose AI

William Hannas

Huey-Meei Chang

Max Riesenhuber

Daniel Chou

July 2023

An expert assessment of Chinese scientific literature validates China's public claim to be working toward artificial general intelligence (AGI). At a time when other nations are contemplating safeguards on AI research, China’s push toward AGI challenges emerging global norms, underscoring the need for a serious open-source monitoring program to serve as a foundation for outreach and mitigation.

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