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Evaluating Chinese-Russian Collaboration in AI

Margarita Konaev

Andrew Imbrie

Ryan Fedasiuk

Emily S. Weinstein

Katerina Sedova

James Dunham

August 2021

Chinese and Russian government officials are keen to publicize their countries’ strategic partnership in emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. This report evaluates the scope of cooperation between China and Russia as well as relative trends over time in two key metrics of AI development: research publications and investment. The findings expose gaps between aspirations and reality, bringing greater accuracy and nuance to current assessments of Sino-Russian tech cooperation.

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